Koffi Olomide Arrested and Jailed For Assulting His Female Dancer - 042Express



Koffi Olomide Arrested and Jailed For Assulting His Female Dancer

Congolese Singer Koffi Olomide who was deported from Kenya after he has captured on a viral video assaulting one of his female dancers at Jomo Kentatta International Airport, Kenya on Friday has been jailed in Congo.

The Rhumba maestro was arrested earlier today  at his home in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

It was reported that he was taken to court shortly after and charged with the crime. He was found guilty and sentenced to a year in jail.

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Olomide denied assaulting one of his dancers identified as Pamela. His lawyer George Wajackoyah also accused police of manhandling the musician.

The singer apologised in a Facebook post on Monday, terming the incident a "moment of madness".

He has faced widespread condemnation and outrage since the video of the incident at JKIA was shared on social media.

Kenyans on Twitter called for his immediate arrest and deportation after the assault.

Olomide was deported to Kinshasa, DRC, by Kenya Airways after spending a night in police custody last week.

The singer's show at Zambia's Agricultural And Commercial Society, where he was scheduled to perform at this year's 90th Show, was cancelled as a result.

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