Congolese Rhumba star Koffi Olomide may be arrested when he returns to Zambia for a series of shows this month end for assault.
Koffi had to elude Police last time he was in Lusaka after Photo Journalist Jean Mandela reported him to police for allegedly assaulting him during a New Year’ Eve convert in 2013 at the Taj Pamodzi Hotel.
Reports indicated that Koffi had to use the porous Kasumbalesa border post to flee from Zambia in January 2013.
But Mandela is determined to resurrect the assault charges against Koffi and he has asked the police to arrest Koffi this time around when he lands in Zambia at the end of this month.
In an interview, Mandela explained that Koffi assaulted him when he was taking photographs of his dancing queens at the hotel.
“He kicked me in the face and I fell to the ground, the only crime I committed was to try to take a picture of him and the dancing queens after a show and I reported the matter to Kabwata Police and a docket is still there,” Mandela said.
Mandela has since engaged MISA Zambia to help put pressure on the Zambia Police Service not to abandon the matter as it borders on threats against the press.
Koffi was no stranger to trouble with the Zambian police as in his previous visit four years ago he eluded a police dragnet and left Zambia on a motorbike following differences with his promoters at the time.