Saturday, 17 December 2016

Wizkid Declared wanted by Ugandan authorities for skipping show.

Nigerian musician Popular, Wizkid Ayo Balogun has been charged to court in Uganda for missing his show at a concert in Kampala. The concert was scheduled to take place on Saturday, 3rd December 2016, at
Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala.



The arrest warrant states that the musician obtained money by false pretense, cheating and conspiracy to defraud. The arrest warrant directs any police officer from the Uganda Police or Interpol to arrest Wizkid and produce him to court before January 16th, 2017. The arrest order was issued by a Buganda Road chief magistrates court.

The Ugandan reports that the order for the arrest of Wizkid, born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, was signed by presiding judge Moses Baligeya Mufumbiro.

The charges against Wizkid were obtaining money by false pretense, cheating and conspiracy to defraud.
The charges were brought against by lawyers of Muwema co advocates and solicitors who are counsel to a company called Face TV which is accusing Wizkid of receiving $60,000 (around N27million) as performance fee for a show that he never showed up for.

Face TV said after Wizkid’s team agreed to the deal, the company incurred extra expenses for booking flights and other logistics to the tune of $300,000 and also sold tickets to 25,000 people for the concert that eventually did not take place.

 

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