Koffi Olomide escorted from his home by plice after his arrested
Koffi Olomide escorted from his home by plice after his arrested

Congolese music star Koffi Olomide has been slapped with a 18-month jail term by a Kinshasa court without the option of a fine for assaulting one of his dancers in Nairobi.

The jailing of the Congolese musician deepened the free fall in his long career that started with the kicking of one of his dancers at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi last Friday.

Mr Olomide was deported alongside three of his female dancers.

In Zambia, his shows set for this weekend had to be cancelled by the Agriculture Show Society after Zambians took to social media and called for his ban.

Police arrived at his residence in a continuation of perhaps the worst run in Mr Olomide’s fortunes, a painful price to pay for his moment of madness in Nairobi.

According to reports from Kinshasa, a campaign to have him arrested was started by Congressman Zakarie Bababaswe, who had filed a petition on behalf of the Congolese public to have the musician punished for assault.

Mr Bababaswe had in a televised press conference wondered why Mr Olomide was “still walking scot free and yet there was video evidence that he assaulted his dancer in Kenya?”

Incidentally, the congressman and Mr Olomide used to be good friends until they fell out after the musician and Cindy Le Coeur, his lead singer, were accused of belittling him through their songs.

His arrest, which was ordered by the Attorney-General, has been received with jubilation by locals and foreigners, who feel justice must be done to all, and especially in enforcing women’s rights.

Since the video footage of the incident, in which one of Africa’s leading musicians lashed out with a “kung Fu kick” at one of his dancers, Mr Olomide has suffered a huge setback in a career the otherwise mercurial singer, composer and band leader has diligently nurtured for several decades.

[With additional reporting by Daily Nation-Kenya]

[Read 186 times, 1 reads today]
Loading...

37 COMMENTS

    • This is what needs to be done.
      In zambia we need to make sure that when you assault someone the case cannot be withdrawn even when you claim reconciliation. This will send a clear message to all those that take the law into their hands.
      You cannot take the law into your hands ‘and then put it in your pocket whoever you are’.
      Unfortunately we have a long way to go have you seen how quite the NGO’S have gone since the brutal attack of the lady in kafue?

      0

      0
    • ONE CIDUTUMBO WIFE, WORKER, MARKETEER BEATER IS WALKING FREE IN ZAMBIA. MAYBE ZAMBIA SHOULD IMPORT DR CONGO JUSTICE SYSTEM TO COME AND PRESIDE OVER ONE CHIDUMBO AND SENTENCE HIM TO IMPRISONMENT WITH HARD LABOUR TO EVEN HELP HIMREDUCE.

      0

      0
    • @1.2 NGOs WORK FOR THE WESTERN COUNTRIES WHO PAY THEM. THEY TAKE ORDERS FROM THE WEST. THEY HAVE RESPONSIBILITY TO ZAMBIA. OTHERWISE GBM WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN APPOINTED AS RUNNING MATE BY HH WITH HIS NUMEROUS ASSAULT RECORDS.

      0

      0
    • I called for arrest of Kaizer Zulu, with similar case, but you guys don’t want to help me. Lesa Ni malyotola.

      0

      0
    • I am sure you forgot that GBM is the monster GBV offender…how does EL come in foolishman

      0

      0
    • Cage that animal and everyone else who uses women as punching bags! GBM you are next.

      0

      0
    • Chi GBM chidumbo maliketi kapompa saladi shud be next. Busy beating workers,marketeers, wife and now only 2 hear ati running mate of some use. less idi.otic Tonga party. What rubbish is that?? Satanist hh must be from Chainama 2 select that id.iot as his losing mate
      Reply

      0

      0
    • THIS is what MURDERERS SHOULD FACE – THE MURDERER THAT ENGINEERED Late MAPENZI’s Demise(MHSRIP), when he is FINALLY APPREHENDED – We hope this can be done in the days following 11/8/2016!!!

      Desperation on his face – Claiming he will open MULUNGUSHI TEXTILES IN 4 days or so; BRIBING MARKETEERS WITH MORE TAX-PAYERS FUNDS; Announcing that COAL POWERED STATION IS NOW ONLINE – ba PamaFi mwa sila!!!

      Vote WISELY 11/8/2016!! VOTE ZAMBIA FORWARD!! VOTE UPND!! THE PARTY WITH A VISION FOR A UNITED & PROGRESSIVE ZAMBIA!!!

      #Chagwamustfall!! #PamaFIkuyabebele!!

      I thank you!!

      0

      1
  1. in zambia on has just to sing a praise son and is released what a leadership we have

    0

    0
  2. The prosecutor wanted 18 months but the court sentenced Koffi to 3 months simple imprisonment for the Assault on his dancer Pamela. So Koffi was taken to Makala Prison around 14 h and was booed by most of the inmates !

    0

    0
  3. Zambians are hypocrites. They (rightfully) condemn the kicking of a woman but fail to condemn the shooting of a small unarmed girl in the head.

    MAPENZI’S BLOOD IS ON LUNGU’S HEAD
    MAPENZI’S BLOOD IS ON LUNGU’S HEAD
    MAPENZI’S BLOOD IS ON LUNGU’S HEAD
    MAPENZI’S BLOOD IS ON LUNGU’S HEAD
    MAPENZI’S BLOOD IS ON LUNGU’S HEAD
    MAPENZI’S BLOOD IS ON LUNGU’S HEAD

    1

    0
  4. Now he will be a dancing queen in prison…unfortunately if it happened in Zambia which is full of hypocrites he would have performed, got paid and be enjoying himself in Paris.

    0

    0
  5. Deport him to Ivoryr Coast him original home. I am deleting all his songs from my flash disk

    0

    0
  6. I wonder what has been going on all along in Koffi’s band without public eye, maybe finally exposed

    0

    0
  7. Travesty of Justice and law of the jungle at play. No sign of a fair trial. The man may well have been defending himself. But we didn’t get to hear his side of the story.

    0

    0
  8. Chi GBM chidumbo maliketi kapompa saladi shud be next. Busy beating workers,marketeers, wife and now only 2 hear ati running mate of some use. less idi.otic Tonga party. What rubbish is that?? Satanist hh must be from Chainama 2 select that id.iot as his losing mate

    0

    0
    • In civilised circles, and I mean ‘CIVILISED’, no one would have liked to be associated with GBM who is well known for his GBV and primitive violent behaviour towards people around him. Now, if you pick a violent, habitual GBV character, what does that say about you? The English say, ‘BIRDS OF THE SAME FEATHER…..’,

      0

      0
  9. The bas.tard deserves worse treatment. Anyway, without skin bleach in prison, that ugly rash on his face will turn into terrible sores!!

    0

    0
  10. Justice is not being served here. How can a crime that took place in a another jurisdiction be persecuted in another? This is a charade. The man is guilty of assault and was held in custody and deported. That was enough.

    0

    0
  11. EL comes in by pardoning Kanene, Defiling twice and still out there in the warm hands of EL.

    0

    0
  12. In Zambia if you assault a woman or your wife you get a Presidential pardon and become gender based violence (GBV) ambassador.

    0

    0
  13. Koffi was wrong and there is video evidence to that effect….but is this real justice being served? What sort of trial is this which was so swift especially considering that the alleged crime took place in Kenya and the trial in Kinshasa?

    0

    0
    • You so embarrassingly stu.pid and brainless! You mean you are so used to the Zambian inefficiency and have started to think it is a normal way of doing things! No wonder you think that corruption and stealing is normal and decency and honesty is abnormal!
      Yes, in Zambia, such a case would take even 18 months to get it disposed due to corruption in our courts. But Justice is real and sweet when it is swift and meets public interest like in Koffi’s case!!
      Wake up you id.iot and smell the Koffi!!

      0

      0
  14. Chi GBM tulechipela sentence pa 11 august so that he should be showing love to his wife quietly and not to the whole nation

    0

    0
  15. People should not feel sorry for Koffie . What we saw was a tip of an ICEBERG. Just like GBM he has done worse things than that. It is only that GOD dropped his guard and allowed the thuggery behavior to be revealed so that there is no escape plan.

    0

    0
  16. @Opsa its a shame you are exhibiting the Canadian flag and know nothing living in Canada. No one is above the law. No matter where the incident took place one will be accountable for his/her negligence. This is an assault and a very bad misjudgment by Koffi because although he maybe famous, he has to follow the law just like everyone else. If you committed a crime in the US but live in Canada, they might bring you back and charge you for that crime in Canada.

    0

    0

Comments are closed.