The Lagos State Police Command said it had received the petition of Tiwa Savage, a Nigerian singer, over alleged bullying and threats to her life by David Adeleke, famously known as Davido.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the Police Public Relations Officer, on Tuesday, told PUNCH Newspapers that an investigation had begun into the allegations.
“I can confirm to you that we have received the petition, and an investigation has commenced,” he said.
The international female singer, in the petition, alleged Davido of using disrespectful words in reaction to a post involving her and Sophia Momodu, his Baby mama’s Instagram story.
“On the 23rd of December, I made a post which included myself and Sophia Momodu’s Instagram Story- a feature on Instagram which allows you to put up a post for twenty-four hours, and MR. DAVID ADELEKE sent messages to my manager who’s also part of his management team, that I shouldn’t worry and should never say a word to him and that I was taunting him, uttering very disrespectful, malicious and derogatory words to my person.
“I responded to MR. DAVID ADELEKE’s message and told him not to reach out to me, especially as I feel like I have been there for him and his daughter, Imade, and, more importantly, when he lost his son. The events of that day have also led to a barrage of calls and messages from our mutual connections, asking me what I did to MR. DAVID ADELEKE that he’s upset that I chose to maintain a relationship with Imade’s mother, Sophia Momodu, who he’s having issues with and also painting the exchange to look like I was the aggressor.”
Tiwa stated further that Davido told some people that he was going to deal with her on the streets of Lagos.
She added: “He has also told our connections to warn me to ‘be careful in Lagos because he was going to f”k me up’. This is beginning to feel like some form of online and offline harassment, not just to me but also to members of my team. The action of MR. DAVID ADELEKE is unethical and can be viewed as a direct threat to my rights to life, privacy, and dignity of my person.”