The President of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) Edo State chapter, Maleke Idowu, has narrowly escaped death on Monday June 27, 2016 in Benin City.
Popular Nigerian musician and comedian, Maleke Idowu Moye widely known by his stage name, Maleke, is currently being treated at a police hospital after he was reportedly attacked by some thugs in Benin City.
Maleke was reportedly beaten to a pulp and sustained various injuries at the hands of thugs and miscreants. The musician alleged that a bar owner had thrown a party the previous day and threw cash in the air which caused a commotion.
So he went back there the following day to speak with them only for the bar owner, Kevin Joshua, to descend on him with thugs, deflate his tyres and rob him of close to $7,000 dollars paid to him for a show abroad.
Kevin Joshua however claims Maleke’s claims are false and a calculated attempt to drag his name in the mud, saying he never attacked the comedian. He insists it was Maleke who stormed his bar with thugs to disrupt his business and destroy his bar.
Graphic photos of the attack on Maleke
The acting Edo State Police Public relations officer, Stephen Onwochei, confirmed that a full scale investigation on the incident is being launched and that three persons linked to the attack have been arrested.
See a video on the incident below;