*Questioned for Seizing Laundry Bus
Daniel Anidugbe, better known in the Nigerian music and entertainment circles as Kizz Daniel, appears not to be in any hurry to wean himself from trouble.
Less than 72 hours after another police encounter in which he was reportedly detained briefly in Kenya for Breaching an engagement contract, the ‘Buga’ crooner was again, invited for questioning by the Lagos state police command over an alleged seizure of the delivery van of a laundry bus.
Daniel, reports say, seized the van after taking delivery of his clothes some of which he alleged had been damaged.
Apparently set on a vengeance mission, he reportedly placed a call to the laundry outfit management, asking it to send a representative to pick up more of his dirty clothes.
Acting on the call, the company detailed one of its drivers to the singer’s residence onward to picking up the said dirty clothes. However, the driver was neither given any clothes nor allowed to leave the singer’s premises as, according to the musician, the driver and his truck would not be released until the company pays N14m as compensation for his alleged damaged clothes.
“Kizz Daniel usually gives his clothes to a dry cleaner. So, he called the dry cleaner to visit his house to pick up some of his dirty clothes. When the dry cleaner’s driver got to his house, he locked him inside the compound.
“He said he won’t allow them to take the vehicle because some of his clothes that the laundry company recently delivered had been damaged. Apparently, the call he made to the dry cleaner was not to pick up his dirty clothes; it was for him to seize the company’s vehicle because of the claim that the dry cleaner damaged his clothes. Kizz Daniel said if the laundry company does not pay him N14m, he won’t release the vehicle. The driver pleaded with him but he instructed the driver to leave his house.
According to an inside source, the driver pleaded for his release as he was not in anyway connected to the said damaged clothes, following which he was released. However, rather than return directly to his employer’s office, the driver went to the Ilasan Police Station where he incidented the case following which a police team from the station visited Daniel’s house and recovered the vehicle. The team also invited him to the station for interrogation.
“Policemen at the station visited his house, recovered the vehicle to the station and officially wrote to him to visit the station for questioning for committing an offence bordering on illegal seizure,” the source disclosed.
The police has since released the truck to the laundry outfit as investigations continue.
Command Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident, pointing out that Kizz Daniel took the law into his hands, describing the action as criminal.
“He unlawfully seized a laundry company’s vehicle. The police went there, recovered the vehicle and invited him over to make a statement as to what happened. We are still expecting him but his lawyer said he would come on Tuesday.
“It is criminal to seize people’s property against their will and the proper thing is prosecution. Nobody should take the law into their hands by seizing anybody’s property. If you are aggrieved or somebody has offended you, seek appropriate redress.
“If it is a criminal matter, go to the police; if it is a civil matter, you can sue the person or seek alternative dispute resolution instead of taking laws into your hands. It could lead to a breakdown of law and order.”