popular Nigerian Rapper Eedris Abdulkareem was last week quizzed by the police in Lagos for allegedly assaulting his landlord.
The singer was arrested by detectives attached to the Area F Command in Ikeja after the landlord Oladipo Abimbola filed a complaint against him.
It was gathered that trouble started after the landlord accused the singer of harassment and intimidation following the singer’s alleged refusal to pay his electricity bill which has now accumulated to N535,000.
Sources said on January 3, Abimbola directed officials of the Ikeja Electricity Distribution (IE) to cut power to Abdulkareem’s apartment at Valley View Estate, Ikeja after his unpaid bills accumulated to N535,000.
Angered by the development, the singer, according to the landlord, forced his way into his compound and made to beat him up and strangle him.
Abimbola said he never knew the apartment was rented by the singer as it was his wife who came for the accommodation.
The controversial musician in 2002 dropped his hit track ‘Nigeria Jaga Jaga’ which made the ex-president Olusagun Obasenjo came on the National TV and said that boy wey sing that song, na him papa and him family jaga jaga.
Eedris Abdulkareem recently in an interview said “I was very happy that my message got to the president. I was very happy that the president talked back at me because that means they were listening and today I’ve been vindicated again because Nigeria is still jaga jaga”.
‘Jaga Jaga’ is a term which has been used to describe something in a state of chaos or disarray.