Wizkid Wanted by Ugandan Authorities for Skipping Show |
A court in Uganda has issued an arrest warrant for popular Nigerian musician, Wizkid for his no-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.
Through their lawyers of Mwema and Co. Advocates, Face TV, the organisers of the concert, have sued the Show You The Money hit maker for the offenses which carry a maximum jail sentence of up to 11 years.
The field affidavits show that between August 29th and November 29th 2016, Face TV paid to Sunday Are, Wizkid’s manager a total performance fee of Sh6 million ($60,000), a brokerage fee of Sh500,000 ($5,000) and Sh300,000 ($3,000) as per diem for the days they were to spend in Uganda.
After their approval, the organisers proceeded to incur substantial expenses in bookings and re-bookings of flights, hotel, venue, advertisements and promotions for the concert to the tune of over Sh30 million ($300,000).
In the meantime, over 25,000 people had already bought tickets in anticipation of the concert.
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.