The Police Command in Lagos said it has begun investigation into a petition by Nigerian singer and songwriter, Tiwa Savage, over alleged bullying and threat to her life by Grammy nominee, David Adeleke, also known as Davido.
Mr. Benjamin Hundeyin, a Superintendent of Police (SP) and spokesperson for the Command, stated this on Wednesday.
“I can confirm that we received the petition. We have begun investigation,” he said.
Savage had in a petition dated January 9, addressed to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Adegoke Fayoade, accused Davido of uttering disrespectful words in reaction to a post which included herself and the singer’s Baby mama, Sophia Momodu’s Instagram story.
The singer explained how she expressed disappointment at Davido’s threats and reminded him of how she stood by his family, especially when he lost his son.
She however claimed to have thereafter received calls from mutual connections seeking to know what she did to upset Davido and also questioning her relationship with Sophia.
Part of the petition read, “I am writing to bring to your attention a distressing situation involving myself and Adeleke.
“On Dec. 23, I made a post which included myself and Sophia Momodu’s Instagram Story- a feature on Instagram which allows you to put up a post for twenty-four hours, and Adeleke sent messages to my manager who’s also part of his management team that I shouldn’t worry and should never say a word to him and that I was taunting him, uttering very disrespectful, malicious and derogatory words to my person.
“I responded to Mr. David Adeleke’s message and told him not to reach out to me, especially as I feel like I have been there for him and his daughter, Imade, and more importantly when he lost his son.”
“The actions of Mr. David Adeleke are unethical and can be viewed as a direct threat to my rights to life, privacy and dignity of my person as guaranteed in Chapter 4 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended),
“And are also in contravention of Section 24(2)(a) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015.
“I, therefore, would like to make this complaint, and to state that in the event that anything untoward or harmful was to happen to me or any member of my family, I will like the members of the Nigerian Police Force to hold Mr David Adeleje responsible.
“I am available to answer any questions or provide any additional information regarding this matter”.
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