Congolese Rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide was arrested on Tuesday, July 26, at his home in Kinshasa, DRC, for assaulting a female dancer while on a tour in Kenya.
Congo media reported that Olomide was nabbed over his actions days after he was deported from Kenya.
Olomide has faced widespread condemnation and outrage since the video of the incident at JKIA went viral on the interwebs.
In a post on his official Facebook page on Sunday, July 24, the singer apologised to his fans, especially “women and children”, asking for forgiveness.
“I profoundly regret what happened… it was a moment of madness,” Olomide told Congolese national broadcaster RTNC, in an interview attached to the same Facebook post, as reported in article by BBC News.
The Soukous superstar was deported from the country on Saturday, July 23, aboard flight KQ554 to Kinshasa at 11:30am after Kenyans on Twitter following an outcry by Kenyans on Twitter.
He insists he did not assault the dancer, identified as Pamela. His lawyer George Wajackoyah also accused police of mistreating the musician.
Olomide’s show at Zambia’s Agricultural And Commercial Society, where he was scheduled to perform at this year’s 90th Show, was cancelled following the altercation.
Via the Star