13.10.2020 Industry News

Davido Denies Protesting Against The Police Brutality In Nigeria

LISTEN OCT 13, 2020

Davido has denied being part of Nigerians who joined a protest calling for the end of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Abuja.

Davido, who was seen at the protest ground on Sunday in Abuja, disclosed this during a meeting with the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Monday, according to a Daily Post Nigeria report.

Davido explained that he was in Abuja because of his fans and he came to the protest venue to calm things down.

The singer had insisted that he wanted an open-door meeting but the IGP said, “How can you come here for a closed-door meeting when you were protesting yesterday and you identified with the protesters?

But Davido responded, “I did not protest; I was not there to protest. I was there to calm things down because the protesters are my fans.”

However, IGP Adamu maintained that Davido had taken an action that projected him as playing a true voice for young people, adding that the agenda of the meeting needed to be streamlined.

On Sunday, the IGP announced the disbandment of SARS following days of online and offline protests.

But despite the ban, SARS officers were allegedly caught assaulting protesters in different parts of the country.

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