Davido Threatens To Sue K24 Over Prank Report That He Was Arrested In Kenya On April Fools Day

Davido Threatens To Sue K24 Over Prank Report That He Was Arrested In Kenya On April Fools Day

  • Davido has instructed his lawyer to initiate legal action against K24 over a prank story falsely implicating him in a co*caine-related detainment
  • Despite the story being an April Fool's prank, the superstar vehemently denied the allegations and emphasised his clean record.
  • Davido condemned the spread of misinformation and vowed to pursue legal recourse against the perpetrators

Nigerian artiste Davido is taking legal action against K24 following a prank story they published.

Singer Davido denies K24's detainment cliams.
Singer Davido slams K24 over false detainment story. Photo: Davido.
Source: UGC

Was Davido detained at JKIA?

On Monday, April 1, K24 Digital ran a report claiming that Davido, who had visited Kenya for the Raha Fest show, was detained at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

The headline read:

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"Nigerian musician Davido detained at JKIA after Ksh18M co*caine haul found in his private jet.”

Falling on the April Fool's Day, many flagged it and ignored it as such.

However, the velocity of the good article escalated as many took it as real news. The news trended and even attracted the attention of the DCI, which flagged it as a prank.

Although the article was published on April Fool's Day, it gained traction, with some readers mistaking it for real news.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) later clarified that it was a prank.

Legal battle brewing between Davido and K24

Despite the lighthearted intent, Davido was displeased with the report.

In a statement, he vehemently denied the allegations and expressed his intention to sue the media house responsible for spreading the misinformation.

The celebrated singer emphasised that he had never been arrested anywhere in the world and considered the fabrication of such serious allegations irresponsible, even in the context of April Fools' Day

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"It has come to my attention that false reports regarding an arrest circulated online on April 1, which has since led to a barrage of calls. I want to assure my fans that these reports are entirely untrue. I successfully completed my scheduled shows in Uganda and Kenya and have since returned home to Nigeria.
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," read part of his statement.

Video of Davido on his knees & asked to raise his hands trends

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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported on a viral video of the Afrobeat singer going on his knees apologising to someone for something.

In the video, Davido had just a towel around his waist with his face looking gloomy.

A voice could be heard in the trending clip telling the singer to raise his hands while kneeling.

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Source: TUKO.co.ke

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