Nigerian singer, Davido, have released an official statement from his meeting with the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu on Monday.
The singer has also quell reports making the rounds that he denied protesting, when probed by the IGP.
Davido was in Abuja on Sunday, to lead a protest, after tweeting about the current state of injustice in the nation.
He shared visuals from the protest and wrote:
“Amidst it all. We must not forget the reasons we are protesting, we must not forget the peaceful manner of the protests and we must most certainly not back down until our demands are met! You either live for something or you die for nothing. SARS ending is a great start but the task is far from completed! now let’s end police brutality as a whole!”
He also stated that he had an agreement with the IGP to have a dialogue, not a protest.
Fans were disappointed after the songwriter mentioned that he didn’t go to Abuja to lead a protest, after being seen with protesters on the streets. This turned out to be a propaganda.
Clearing with facts, Davido has revealed that his statement was taken out of contest, after disclosing that he went to calm his fans down, not protest.
“I am Nigerian first before anything ..” he said. The father of 3 has promised to drop the video of his discussion with the IGP, below…
Davido Leader of END SARS Movement?
The singer has also cleared air on people assuming he went to Abuja as leader of the End SARS movement and not as a representative.
Many had come for Davido, claiming he was trying to hijack the movement and acclaim himself leader but the video which went viral clearly ‘voiced’ him reading the same lines from #5for4 being pushed by Falz, Banky W, Wizkid and many other influential persons.
In defence, he states, “I have never claimed to be voice of the people, nor can I claim to have been personally victimised by SARS. But as a young Nigerian, there is no way I could be silent on this matter and not and not help to the best of my ability – as flawed as it may com accross to some.”
“The crime here would have been inaction.” He added.
Read the full statement below