Sun. Apr 21st, 2024
Nigerian international star, David Adeleke aka Davido was arrested by police shortly after his performance at the Raha Fest in Nairobi, Kenya on the night of Sunday, March 31, 2024.
Davido was apprehended by the
Anti-Narcotics Police Unit following a
search on his private jet at the Jomo
Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
The musician’s jet was found laden with
three kilograms of cocaine valued at about Ksh18 million.
Police found packages in the plane’s
cabinet containing whitish powder that was later confirmed to be cocaine.
Authorities said the substance had been
concealed in the false compartment at the time of the seizure.
“Davido and seven other people who were travelling with him have been detained for further interrogation and arraignment,”
Maju Nyawawa, the head of the
Anti-Narcotics Police Unit at JKIA, toldK24 Digital.
The musician and his crew were detained at the JKIA Police Station before being transferred to the Embakasi Police Station in unmarked Subarus.
“Given that one of the suspects arrested is an international musician, we had to quietly transport them out of JKIA owing to the great sensitivity of the matter at hand. We had to avoid creating a scene at Kenya’s main airport that could have disrupted normal operations here,” Nyawawa said.
Adding that; “We respected the suspects’
rights at all times. They will have counsel
present at all stages of the criminal
proceedings, including during interrogation and during pretrial proceedings”
Another police source toldK24 Digitalthat
the Anti-Narcotics Police Unit acted on
information they received from the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA).
It is reported that NACADA was informed of substance abuse at the event where Davido performed on Sunday evening.
Davido arrived in Kenya Over the past
weekend to headline the inaugural Raha
Fest at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi.
The two-day event which was held on
Saturday and Sunday hada star-studded
lineup of local musicians such as Otile
Brown, Bensoul, H-art the Band, Nadia
Mukami, Boutross, Nviiri the Storyteller,
Sanaipei Tande among others.
Davido was the main actor at the Raha Fest.
During the event, a handful of celebrities
were openly seen using illicit substances
such as marijuana and shisha which have all been banned.
Davido and his crew were among the celebs who were spotted casually smoking weed and using other substances at the VVIP stand.
Several complaints were lodged after the
brazen substance abuse by celebs and
Some revellers at the event.
NACADA sprung into action following the complaints raised by concerned citizens.
Officials from NACADA made some arrests in the wee morning hours of Monday, April 1, 2024.
Davido was among those who were
Source: K24tv

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