Koffi Olomide gets arrested in Congo for assaulting female dancer

Congolese musician, Koffi Olomide, has been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The 60-year-old singer had been arrested and deported from Kenya on Friday after being caught on camera assaulting one of his dancers.

He had kicked out violently at a dancer in full view of two Kenyan policemen as he arrived at Nairobi’s international airport, the AFP reported.

Following his deportation, Zambian authorities said on Sunday they had called off a planned show by him.

Olomide was scheduled to perform at the annual agricultural trade show in Lusaka this week.

“Following the reported unfortunate incident in Kenya concerning Koffi Olomide, the Agricultural and Commercial Show Society of Zambia has decided to cancel his performance during this year’s show,” Ben Shoko, head of the society said in a statement.

The incident sparked a storm of criticism after footage of the incident went viral on social media

Four years ago, Olomide, who has put out more than two dozen albums and won several industry awards, was given a three-month suspended jail term in Kinshasa for assaulting a producer.
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