Comedian Maleke almost got killed for making jokes about state governor
By Patricia Uyeh
Comedian, Maleke Moye Idowu, better known as, Maleke had a near death experience after he cracked jokes about a state governor, at an event, he had been invited to.
According to xsouth.com, an eyewitness revealed that the comedian was hired to entertain the audience at the 2016 Ika Carnival in Agbor, headquarters of Ika South local government area of Delta State. Maleke had made jokes about the state governor which obviously was not well taken by those who attended the carnival.
According to the witness, who is a police officer, he said:
‘‘After 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,
” 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 rise.
”He said the thugs, after reinforcing by making calls to other members of their gangs, climbed up to the stage and gripped the comedian by the shirt.”
” Apparently showing no fear, Maleke continued with his performance, and perhaps out of annoyance, the police officer said, Maleke shouted, ”Okowa is an idiot! Okowa is an idiot!
At 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.
”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.”
When contacted, CSP Akintude Oyeniran confirmed the story saying that his swift intervention saved the life of the comedian.
”Yes, I saved his life just as you heard the story.”
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