George Wajackoyah faults Kenyan Police for deporting Koffi Olomide
The right procedure was not followed in deporting Congolese musician Koffi Olomide, his lawyer George Wajackoyah has said.
Olomide was deported to Kinshasa , DRC via Kenya Airways after he assaulted one of his female dancers at JKIA on Friday.
“Whoever gave the orders was malicious and acted contrary to the constitution,” Wajackoyah said during a press conference at JKIA on Saturday.
He accused the police of harassing Olomide contrary to the constitution adding “he was deported without a passport.
“The right procedure was not followed. We have not seen any video evidence and no complainant has come forth,” he said.
Noting that the video was taken with ill intent, Wajackoyah said the government cannot deport a person without giving them a chance to respond.
“Olomide was very disturbed, police officers manhandled him.We had planned to go to court on Monday but they rushed to deport him because they knew there was no case,” he said.
The Rhumba maestro was arrested outside Royal Media Services offices on Friday evening and taken to JKIA police station where he spend the night in police cells.
Olomide had just been interviewed on Citizen TV before police apprehended him and his dancers. The musician was arrested after a video of him assaulting one of his dancers went viral.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet also ordered airport police to take immediate action against him.
But during the interview, Koffi denied assaulting the dancer, identified as Pamela.He said he was protecting her from a pickpocketing incidence at the airport.
Youth and Gender cabinet secretary Sicily Kariuki noted that Koffi should be deported and his visa permanently revoked.
At around five 5pm Koffi apologised to his fans and women over the matter.
Koffi was expected to perform at the Bomas of Kenya.