Friday, May 10, 2019

Police probe assault on resident who abused Wizkid

The Lagos State Police Command said it had commenced investigation into the alleged assault of a music fan, identified only as Shoki, in Shitta community, in the Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The command spokesperson, Bala Elkana, noted that all those behind the assault would be arrested.

Punch Metro learnt that Shoki had made a video in which he asked some of his friends to stop listening to the music of hip pop artiste, Ayo Balogun, aka Wizkid, who grew up in the area.

He accused the singer of stinginess, adding that Wizkid only lavished money on some selected people.

The video, which trended on the Internet, showed Shoki, drumming support for a rival artiste, David Adeleke, aka Davido.

“Wizkid, you don’t help; but Davido helps. Because your dad lives in Surulere, you are not a Shitta boy; you are a bad boy, you are a foolish man,” Shoki said in pidgin English.

While some music fans who watched the clip online wondered the motive behind the video, others said he was only expressing an opinion.

However, the video angered some followers of Wizkid, who attacked the victim. They also made a video of the assault.

The clip, also posted on the Internet, showed Shoki stripped to his shorts, as he called for help.

One Adewale Baruwa, aka Baruwa Eleniyan, taunted him and hit him with a stick.

Punch correspondent gathered that Baruwa had been arrested by the police for being the leader of the gang that assaulted Shoki.

“We have caught the boys; we are busy treating their fuck up; we will send video when we are done,” the chat read.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said while he could not confirm the arrest of Baruwa, he had seen some of the videos.

He said, “I have seen the videos and we have ordered an investigation into the matter.”