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Koffi Olomide reportedly gets 18-month jail term



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For allegedly assaulting his dancer, legendary Congolese singer, Koffi Olomide is said to have been sentenced to an 18-month jail term by a Kinshasa court.

The jail term which came without an option of fine further confirms Congo’s new resolve to preserve the decency of the girl child.

Olomide had performed in Nairobi, Kenya, where the incident took place few days, and upon arrival in Congo, a congressman, Zakarie Bababaswe reportedly started a campaign against the singer, questioning why the singer was still walking scot-free despite evidence of assault.

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According to The Star, a Kenyan publication, the 56-year-old singer who has a long history of violence was immediately arrested and charged to court for assault on the victim known as Pamela.

After reportedly pleading his innocence with his lawyers arguing that Koffi was manhandled by the police, the singer was found guilty of the offence and was subsequently sentenced to over a year in jail, the publication revealed.