Popular soukous singer Koffi Olomide is quickly learning how long the arm of the law is. Unless you’ve been living on a deserted island the last couple of days, you must know that the legendary Congolese singer has been having a rather rough go of it lately, all as a result of kicking one of his female dancers in the groin at Nairobi’s JKIA airport. It was the “kick” seen around the world and Kenyans wasted no time in throwing Olomide out of their country.
Now, days after he arrived in Kinshasa under a cloud of shame, comes news that Olomide has been arrest by police officers at his home to face assault charges over the incident in Nairobi.
Congolese Artist #KoffiOlomide arrested in Kinshasa,DRC as ordered by Prosecutor.This follows incident where he kicked his dancer in Nairobi
— Abdinoor Aden™ (@Abdynoor) July 26, 2016
Congolese musician Koffi Olomide has been arrested at his Kinshasa home for assaulting a female dancer in Kenya pic.twitter.com/koV0xpyIGo
— NBS Television (@nbstv) July 26, 2016
The arrest apparently came as a shock to Olomide too. Reports say the singer wasn’t even fully dressed when the authorities arrived at his home to execute the arrest order issued by the chief prosecutor.
From his own house, yes. In fact, he was topless when the police arrived. I would not share that photo of him. https://t.co/SjMJUmHBis
— Nnenna (@nnenna) July 26, 2016
But perhaps Olomide needn’t have been so surprised. He wasn’t given the warmest of welcomes in Kinshasa after being deported from Nairobi.
— Kenyan Traffic (@KenyanTraffic) July 25, 2016
It was the “kick” seen around the world and Kenyans wasted no time in throwing Olomide out of their country
Olomide, to put it mildly, is not pleased. A video has emerged showing him shouting in French after his arrest this morning.
— ICIBRAZZA (@ICIBrazza) July 26, 2016