Comedian Maleke Narrowly Escape Being lynched By Thugs Over Expensive Jokes On Gov Ifeanyi Okowa
Nigerian comedian and
musical artiste Moye Idowu, aka Maleke, on
Wednesday narrowly escaped being lynched by thugs said to be working under
the instructions of the governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa.
Narrating the incident to SaharaReporters, a police
officer who witnessed the show said that Maleke, who was hired to
entertain the audience at the
2016 Ika Carnival in Agbor, headquarters
of Ika South local government area of the state, made jokes
on stage about the governor.
thrilling the crowd first with some musical dance steps at the
2016 Ika Carnival, Maleke began to crack some
very expensive and mocking jokes on the state governor using some
harsh words on Okowa,” the witness said. “After a time some thugs
working with the governor, who is from Ika, made several attempts to
stop Maleke but he continued. At this stage their tempers started to
said the thugs, after reinforcing by making calls to other members of
their gangs, climbed up to the stage and gripped the comedian by
showing no fear, Maleke continued with his performance, and
perhaps out of annoyance, the police officer said, shouted,
“Okowa is an idiot! Okowa is an idiot!”
that point, he said, his boss, CSP Akintude Oyeniran, the
Divisional Police Officer of the Agbor police station, along
with some of his colleagues, rushed to the stage and
whisked Maleke away.
his words, "Maleke was so lucky. If not for the swift intervention
of my boss and some of my colleagues, Maleke would have been beaten
to a state of coma. By now he would have been hospitalized because those
thugs were armed with some dangerous weapons and you know their brother is the
governor of the state as such they can do anything and go free."
contacted, CSP Akintude Oyeniran confirmed the story saying that
his swift intervention saved the life of the comedian.
saved his life just as you heard the story."