As a follow up to our earlier report on Wizkid’s apology to fans in Nigeria and Uganda over cancellation of all December and January due to breakdown in his health, investigations reveals that a warrant for his arrest have been issued by a Magistrate court sitting in Uganda.

As a follow up to our earlier report on Wizkid’s apology to fans in Nigeria and Uganda over cancellation of all December and January due to breakdown in his health, investigations reveals that a warrant for his arrest have been issued by a Magistrate court sitting in Uganda.

As a follow up to our earlier report on Wizkid’s apology to fans in Nigeria and Uganda over cancellation of all December and January due to breakdown in his health, investigations reveals that a warrant for his arrest have been issued by a Magistrate court sitting in Uganda.

The arrest order, signed by a Uganda Road Chief Magistrates court judge, Moses Baligeya Mufumbiro, was issued by a to Wizkid for failing to honour a contract for a concert billed for December 3, 2016, with a company called Face TV.

Details

In response to Wizkid’s cancellation, organisers of the event filed a criminal report against him. The charges against him include:

1. Obtaining monies under false pretenses (which carries a five year sentence)

2. Cheating (which carries a three year sentence), and

3. Conspiracy to defraud (which carries a three year sentence.

The charges were brought against Wizkid by lawyers of Muwema and Co Advocates and Solicitors who are counsel to Face TV which is accusing Wizkid of receiving $60,000 (around N27million) as performance fee for a show that was supposed to hold on December 3 at the Lugogo Cricket Oval but he never showed up.

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 (about N135,000,000) and also sold tickets to 25,000 people for the concert that eventually did not take place.

See copies of the arrest warrant below:

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