A Ugandan court has issued a warrant of arrest for Nigerian music star WizKid and his manager Sunday Are for defrauding Star Times Uganda and Face TV.According to Ugandan papers, Wizkid was allegedly paid the sum of $60,000 for a performance, via his manager Sunday Are.
The singer’s manger was also paid a brokerage fee of $5000 and $3000 being per diem for his stay in the country.
The superstar however failed to turn up and canceled the performance.
Top of the reasons for the cancellation of the planned concert was due to health concerns. Wizkid in a series of tweets apologized for annulling concerts he was billed to perform in December and January as advised by his doctors.
The warrant, issued by the Buganda Road Court, has directed the International Police (Interpol) and Uganda Police to arrest Wizkid, the ‘Ojuelegba’ hitmaker. Part of it read;
“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 pretence 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.’
The Nigerian pop star missed the concert scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 3 at Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala.
He was unable to fly into Uganda from USA due to ‘unavoidable circumstances’ according to the organisers.
Over 25,000 Ugandans had paid for tickets in anticipation of Africa’s biggest musician of 2016.