Davido to sue Kenyan TV over misleading April Fool’s Day story

Nigerian music star Davido is seeking legal action against Kenyan TV, K24, following a story on his alleged arrest at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) that the media outlet circulated on Monday, April 1.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, April 2, the musician said that he did not appreciate the misleading story that claimed he was detained after cocaine was found on his private jet, published as part of the broadcaster’s April Fools’ Day editorial offering.

The statement also indicated that the 31-year-old artiste is already in touch with his legal team which will be following the case on his behalf.

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“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,” reads the statement.

The statement also emphasized on the harm the story caused to Davido’s reputation that he built over years of hard work, saying that his business ventures have been negatively impacted by the false allegations.

Meanwhile, Davido’s team gave K24 48 hours to comply. If they fail to do so, he will pursue all legal options available to seek justice.

Davido was in Kenya last weekend to perform at a festival held at Uhuru Gardens.

Source Rwanda times

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