Davido: Singer's crew member arrested for assaulting airport officials

Posted on Jan 14 2018 - 1:49am by admin

A member of Davido’s entourage Umarudeen Kayode was arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate court on Friday, January 12, on a 5-count charge, including assault, breach of public peace and for resisting arrest.

Pulse reported on Friday, that a member of Davido’s entourage had caused a scene at the Murtala Mohammed Airport.

One of the crew members of the music star simply identified as Kayode, got into a fight with the customs officers and baggage check officials when they attempted to check the tags on the checked luggage of Davido who arrived on an Emirates flight.

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According Sahara Reporters, the first charge levelled against him was of obstructing and resisting a public officer, an offence contrary to section 117(1) and punishable under the same section of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

Umarudeen Kayode's charge sheetplay

Umarudeen Kayode’s charge sheet



Count 2 reads, “That you, Umarudeen Kayode ‘M’, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district did unlawfully assault a public officer causing him harm and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.”

The reports reveal that the magistrate granted him bail in the sum of N50, 000 and two sureties in like sum.

Both sureties must have variable addresses within the jurisdiction of the court.

Umarudeen was unable to meet the bail condition as at the time the court closed for the day. This means that Umarudeen will be spending the weekend in prison until he perfects his bail conditions.

A video uploaded by Sahara Reporters, shows Umarudeen being conveyed out of the court premises a few minutes after 4 pm.


Trouble reportedly started when a checkpoint staff at the airport tried to verify some of the checked luggage with the attached tags. Rather than allowing the staff carry out the search, the 22-year-old suspect refused to allow the search of the luggage.


This quickly melted into an argument and then a fist fight.

Umarudeen reportedly punched the checkpoint staff in the face, attracting other security officials at the terminal who immediately tried to arrest him.

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He further resisted arrest, hitting another airport security staff attached to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria at the baggage claim area.

According to the reports, an Assistant Customs Comptroller was also injured.

Pulse reached out to Davido’s manager, Asa Asika who said the singer was not at the airport when the incident happened. “Davido was not at the airport when the incident happened. He is fine and at home,” Asa explained.

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