9th August, 2022
Kizz Daniel, a popular Nigerian singer, is expected to appear before the Lagos State Police Command today despite being recently released from police custody in Tanzania.
SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said Kizz Daniel was invited for taking laws into his hands.
The PPRO said, “He (Kizz Daniel) 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 (today).
“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.”
A source had earlier revealed that Kizz Daniel accused the laundry company of damaging his clothes and demanded N14 million as compensation.
The source said;
“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 (Kizz Daniel) 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. So, while returning to the office, the driver visited the Ilasan Police Station to make a report.
“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 the illegal seizure.”