The recent decision by Wizkid to cancel all shows for the rest of the year and January 2017 on the advise of his doctors due to health reasons may have landed the ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner in trouble.
Following his failure to perform at an already paid for event in Uganda on the 3rd of December, a warrant of arrest has been issued by the Buganda Road Court, directing the International Police (Interpol) and Uganda Police to arrest Wizkid.
Face TV, organisers of the event, obtained the warrant of arrest through its lawyer Fred Muwema of Muwema and Company Advocates after Wizkid failed to honour the event which has US$60, 000 contractual obligation.
The content of the warrant of arrest obtained by Face TV reads thus; “To: Any police officer, Uganda police force/international police (Interpol). Whereas Sunday of Lagos Nigeria. Stands charged with the offence of; C1: Obtaining money by false pretense contrary to section 305 of the penal code act. C11: cheating contrary to section 307 of the penal code act.
“You are hereby directed to arrest the said Sunday Are and produce him before me on or before the 16th day of January 2017.”
The order has been issued today by Magistrate Baligeya Moses Mufumbiro.
While stating its claim, Muwema, said Wizkid’s manager Sunday Are was paid the full performance fee of US$60,000, a brokerage fee of $5,000 and $3,000 as per diem for the days Wizkid’s group was going to stay in Uganda.
“Our client then incurred substantial expenses in booking and re-booking flights, hotel, venue, advertising and promotions for the concert, which expenses grossed over $300,000. In the meantime, more than 25,000 Ugandans paid for tickets in advance in anticipation of the Concert.
“To our client’s dismay and utter shock, Wizkid and his troupe did not show up for the Concert despite assurances were made up to the very last minute. This misconduct by the accused has not only damaged the name and reputation of our client.”
However, Wizkid is yet to respond to the arrest warrant and claims made by Face TV.
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