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Controversy as Davido ‘arrests’ two women who accused him of pregnancy, abandonment

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Controversy mounts as Nigerian musician David Adeleke carried out his threat to ensure the arrest of two Nigerian women who accused him last week of impregnating and abandoning one of them.

The two women appeared in a viral video that circulated on social media last week. The duo, Susan and Helen, claimed Adeleke (a.k.a. Davido) abandoned one of them after her pregnancy and declined further communications and responsibility for the purported pregnancy.

Adeleke denied having anything to do with the women on his social media accounts and threatened to get them arrested and locked up.

He threatened to sue them for N30 billion which they would have to produce while locked up at the maximum security prisons in Kirikiri.

He also placed a N1 million bounty on the women, asking his followers to go after them and ensure that they get taught a lesson.

The women subsequently posted two videos apologising to Adeleke and claiming that none of them was impregnated by him.

Adeleke who welcomed another child with his new wife recently, did not acknowledge the women’s apologies. Many of his fans urged him to forgive the ladies, while others said he should follow through on the matter and use them as scape goats.

On Tuesday afternoon, a video showing Susan and Helen in handcuffs surfaced on social media. The footage was taken at the ladies’ apartment in Lagos, and it showed them being threatened by a man whose voice was in the background.

It was unclear whether the voice of the man heard threatening the women was that of a police officer or a private individual. The video was first posted on Instagram by ‘Special Spesh’, an associate of Adeleke’s.

Following a barrage of attacks against Adeleke, he posted a tweet calling the women ‘idiots’ and asking that they be released. Many of his fans praised him for his benevolence.

But it remained unclear who actually arrested the women.

The arrest was carried out in Lagos on Tuesday afternoon, according to one of Mr Adeleke’s associates.

The associate, who identified himself as ‘Creative Yute’, said the women have since been released, and absolved his principal of any involvement because he was “not in the country.”

But the police in Lagos said they did not know about the arrest and suggested that Adeleke might have taken the laws into his hands.

“We have no official records of the arrest in our command,” Lagos police spokesperson Bala Elkanah said. “It could be a case of some people taking the laws into their hands.”

Adeleke had police officers attached to him, and so do some members of his family. It was unclear whether the handcuffs that were used to apprehended Helen and Susan were from the artiste’s security detail.

Even though the women have been released, their arrests highlight the continued use of state agents as a tool of oppression by the powerful, especially coming after Adeleke’s threat.

The Nigerian Constitution guarantees rights to free speech, but there are also statutes that address defamation of character.

Rights advocates said Adeleke had no powers beyond filing defamation lawsuit against the women.

“He can decline the women’s apologies and sue them to court for defamation of character,” said activist Haruna Maiwurno. “He cannot use the police to go after other private citizens for defamation.”

“It is a clear case of abuse of power for which Nigerian law enforcement agencies must investigate and properly prosecute Davido,” the activist added.

Several commentators on social media said it was unfortunate that Mr Adeleke would unleash terror on two women for allegedly defaming him at a time citizens are condemning federal authorities for arresting journalists and bloggers over articles critical of persons in power.

The guy said what they did “Lodi si ofin” meaning it contravenes the law. While himself contravening the law.

We like when the powerful oppress the weak, instead of going about dealing with the ladies within the ambits of the law. https://t.co/xTXb40SpXy

— Tunde Leye (@tundeleye) October 29, 2019

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BBNaija: Mercy, Ike under criticism over raunchy picture

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Big Brother Naija, BBNaija 2019 winner, Mercy has come under attack over her recent picture with lover, Ike.

Mercy on Monday shared a picture on her social media pages exposing her butt while sitting on Ike’s lap.

The picture has since generated comments from Nigerians on social media.

Nollywood veteran actress, Joke Silva condemned Mercy’s outfit in the picture.

Joke Silva questioned why the reality show winner was scantily dressed while her boyfriend was fully covered.

She wrote: “I really don’t get this picture, the lady half exposed the man fully clothed….do we get the implication?”

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I monitor my daughter’s virginity – Rapper, T.I reveals

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Popular American Rapper, T.I. has revealed that he takes his daughter, 18, to the gynaecologist to check her hymen and confirm she’s still a virgin every year.

T.I made the shocking revelation while on the ‘ ‘Ladies Like Us’podcast.

He, however, admitted that he is not that strict with his 15-year-old son who he said is sexually active and he doesn’t have a problem with that.

According to him, it is very important to him that his teenage daughter Deyjah Harris has not had sex yet.

He added that he accompanies her on her annual checkup to the gynaecologist and insists on her signing a waiver to allow the doctor to share confidential status about her virginity with him.

He told the hosts: “Not only have we had the conversation about keeping her virginity, we have yearly trips to the gynaecologist to check her hymen

“Yes, Yes I go with her. This is what we do Usually, like the day after the [birthday] party, she’s enjoying her gifts. I put a sticky note on the door: ‘Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30.’

“So we’ll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk and the doctor’s maintaining a high level of professionalism. He’s like, ‘Well, you know sir, I have to, in order to share information’ — I’m like, ‘Deyjah, they want you to sign this paper so we can share information. Is there anything you would not want me to know?’ ‘See doc? No problem.’

“So then they come and say, ‘Well, I just want you to know that there are other ways besides sex that the hymen can be broken, like bike riding, athletics, horseback riding, and just other forms of athletic physical activity.’

“So I say, ‘Look doc, she don’t ride no horses, she don’t ride no bike, she don’t play no sports. Just check the hymen please and give me back my results expeditiously.’

“But I will say as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact.”

T.I. defended his actions by saying he thinks a lot of people wish their parents had been more protective of them.

“I think that most kids in hindsight, looking back, they always thank their parents for not allowing them to damage themselves as much as they could have.”

“I don’t want guys to woo my daughter even though she’s now an adult. They’re no fun. Who wants a virgin? Like, really? All that work.

“I don’t want any of my children to have sex before it’s time for them, but who’s to say when it’s time?

“However, I will definitely feel different about a boy than I will about a girl. And that’s just the God’s honest truth. I don’t think there’s any father out there who’ll tell you any different,” the rapper added.

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My encounter with UK police in London – Khafi

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Former Big Brother housemate, Khafi has spoken on threat by UK police to sack her from duty.

But it was earlier reported that UK police had few months ago said Khafi who is a Metropolitan Police officer, went into the Big Brother Naija show despite being refused permission by her bosses.

According to The Sun, Scotland Yard said it had not granted her request to appear on the programme and that an internal investigation would be carried out.

Furious over her disobedience, one of her colleagues said “She’s a serving British police officer — it’s outrageous.

“She asked permission to go on the show but, when her request was refused, she went anyway.”

But, speaking to the Mirror UK, Khafi, who returned to London last week said she has been contacted to return back to work.

According to her, she sought permission but her request was declined

She, however, added that it has been sorted out.

“I started to ask what the procedure is, what would I do, I thought I might actually get into the show. I wanted to do everything by the book even though I didn’t know if I was in the show or not. I spoke to as many people as I was told to. I was told to go to my commander; I explained the situation, I told him I wanted time off – three months off of work and the reason was because I might get on Big Brother.

“Work has been really great, we’ve been speaking and communicating, they asked me when I’d be coming back to work. I’m not sure when I’m going to go back yet. I want to get back as soon as possible, I’m passionate about keeping London safer,” she added.

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