The husband and manager to famous singer, Tiwa Savage, Tunji Balogun has rubbished reports that the singer was arrested by the police at the weekend for allegedly assaulting a police officer in Lagos.
Since last week Saturday, there have been several reports that Tiwa was arrested on Friday night in Lagos for allegedly assaulting a police officer around Eko Hotel and Suites.
The singer was said to have taken off the cap of the police officer, who reportedly stopped her for allegedly breaking a traffic law. She was reportedly whisked away to a police station in Victoria Island but was later released by the police.
Reacting to the development, Balogun, well known as Tee Billz, when contacted on the issue, said that the rumour is false and has no iota of truth in it.
“My brother, I am also just getting to hear about this rumour, it is not true. I don’t know where they got such information from,” Tee Billz said.
“I don’t know when exactly they said such incident happened but Tiwa had four shows that night (the incident was said to have occurred), and she was with us all through,” he stated further.
Meanwhile, a policeman at the Victoria Island Police Division has confirmed the Mavin Records artiste’s arrest. According to him, in a chat with newsmen on the condition of anonomity, Tiwa had argued with the policeman, who flagged her down for flouting traffic rules in front of Eko Hotels and Suites Victoria Island, on Saturday.
He said: “Tiwa Savage refused to stop at a traffic light around Adetokunbo Ademola Street near Eko Hotel and Suites. When we attempted to accost her, she refused to park her car as instructed by the policemen.
“Since there was a traffic snarl at the time, a policeman followed her car and insisted that she must stop. After a while, she stopped and started raining abuses on all of us so, we took her to the station.
“On getting to the station, a senior officer advised her to apologise because she was wrong and there were even eyewitnesses at the scene who could testify against her if the matter was taken to court. She apologised and was released immediately.”