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Davido to Sue K24 Over JKIA Arrest Story

Davido to Sue K24 Over JKIA Arrest Story

Nigerian Artist David Adedeji Adeleke alias Davido has revealed that he is seeking legal redress against K24 following a story on his alleged arrest at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Monday.

In a statement, dated Tuesday, April 2 the musician noted that he did not appreciate the story which was couched as part of the broadcaster’s April Fools’ Day editorial offering.

Davido also indicated that he had already gotten in touch with his legal team which will be pursuing the matter on his behalf.

“I’d also like to note that I have never been arrested by anyone in any country for any crime in the world. Not my home Nigeria, my home America, or any of the hundreds of countries I’ve made home throughout my career.

“I find the fabrication of allegations of such international crimes extremely irresponsible regardless of the light of ‘April Fools’, and my lawyer is seeking legal recourse against the media parties responsible for generating this misinformation,” he stated.


He added that the allegations tainted his name and his brand, insisting that he had not been arrested as alleged in the story.

The musician also acknowledged that many people were concerned about the incident, even calling him to clarify the matter.

Notably, his statement comes after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) flagged the news article published by K24 on Monday.

The media outlet also released a statement maintaining that the editorial piece was part of its April Fools’ Day content.

“Were you fooled,” the media house posted in reaction to the online uproar.

By the time of publishing this article, Mediamax, K24’s parent company was yet to respond to the musician’s statement.

Davido was in the country over the weekend to perform at a festival held at Uhuru Gardens.

Davido to Sue K24 Over JKIA Arrest Story