Koffi Olomide Allowed Into Zambia


Zambian Police have now back tracked on their previous ruling and cleared Congolese Rhumba star Koffi Olomide to perform here in Zambia next weekend.

Last week it had been reported that he would be arrested upon arrival if he attempted to enter the country to perform. This came due to a number of allegations that he assaulted photo journalists in Zambia during a previous tour and then sexually assaulted his dancers, kidnapping them and employing them without valid permits over in France.

Now Zambia police spokesperson Esther Katongo has said that Mr Olomide is free to enter Zambia. Ms Katongo said that there is no international arrest warrant for him from Interpol, no criminal record in Zambia, and said that “an assault case that was reported at Lusaka Division by a journalist was closed due to lack of evidence”.

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