Davido threatens legal action over false report of arrest


Singer Davido has threatened legal action against those who reported that he was arrested on April 1.

The 31-year-old made this known in a statement shared on his Instagram account on Tuesday in which he disclosed that the report was an April Fool’s Day prank.

Some media reports claimed the singer was arrested after his performance in Kenya on Monday.

In his statement, Davido noted that he has never been arrested for any crime throughout his career, adding that he successfully completed his scheduled shows in Uganda and Kenya and have since returned home to Nigeria.


“Fam, it has come to my attention that false reports regarding an arrest circulated online on April 1st, which has since led to a barrage of calls.

“I want to assure my fans that these reports are entirely untrue. I successfully completed my scheduled shows in Uganda and Kenya and have since returned home to Nigeria.

“I’d also like to note that I have never been arrested by anyone in any country for any crime in the world. Not my home Nigeria, my home America, or any of the hundreds of countries I’ve made home throughout my career.

“I find the fabrication of allegations of such international crimes extremely irresponsible regardless of the light of “April Fools’, and my lawyer is seeking legal recourse against the media parties responsible for generating this misinfor-mation.

“Thank you for your continued support. Our blessings are from God. love you all. Sincerely, Davido”.