Upon touching down in Congo, Koffi’s former friend turned foe, Zacharie Bababaswe, started pushing for the prosecution of the veteran singer.
Zacharie Bababaswe is a Congressman (Congo’s equivalent of a parliamentarian in Kenya) in Congo. The congressman and Koffi Olomide used to be good friends until they fell out after the musician and Cindy Le Coeur, his lead singer, were accused of belittling him in their songs.
Zacharie started a campaign to have Koffi arrested immediately the veteran musician was deported to Congo. He filed a petition on behalf of the Congolese public to get the musician punished for assault.
In a televised press conference, the congressman wondered why Olomide was “still walking scot-free and yet there was video evidence that he assaulted his dancer in Kenya?”
Koffi was arrested today and taken to court where a Kinshasa judge hurriedly sentenced him to 18 months in prison.