Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage has submitted a petition to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Adegoke Fayoade, urging an investigation into alleged bullying and threats to her life by Grammy nominee Davido. The police spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the receipt of the petition on Wednesday and stated that an investigation has been initiated.
In her petition dated January 9, Tiwa Savage recounts an Instagram post where she expressed disappointment over Davido’s reaction to a story featuring herself and the singer’s baby mama, Sophia Momodu. Allegedly, Davido responded with disrespectful and derogatory words, prompting Tiwa Savage to remind him of her past support during difficult times, including the loss of his son.
Tiwa Savage claims to have received calls from mutual connections inquiring about her relationship with Sophia and questioning if she upset Davido. She characterizes Davido’s actions as unethical and a direct threat to her rights to life, privacy, and dignity, as outlined in the Nigerian Constitution.
Highlighting the potential violation of the Cybercrime Act, Tiwa Savage emphasizes that she perceives the situation as a form of online and offline harassment, not only towards her but also her team. She concludes the petition by holding Davido responsible for any harm to her or her family, urging the police to take appropriate action.
The singer’s complaint invokes Chapter 4 of the Constitution and Section 24(2)(a) of the Cybercrime Act, positioning the issue within the legal framework. Tiwa Savage expresses readiness to provide additional information and emphasizes her concern for the safety of herself and her family.
As the police commence their investigation, the case adds a layer of complexity to the dynamics between the two prominent Nigerian musicians, raising questions about the boundaries of online interactions and the potential legal consequences for perceived threats and harassment within the digital realm.