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Popular Comedian almost lynched to death for cracking expensive joke against Delta Governor

nigerian comedian, Maleke

Nigerian comedian, Maleke   Deadly thugs said to be working under the instructions of the
Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday, almost lynched
Nigerian comedian and musical artiste, Moye Idowu, popularly known as
Maleke. Speaking exclusively to SaharaReporters, a Police officer who
witnessed the show, said that Maleke, who was hired to entertain the
audience at the 2016 Ika Carnival in Agbor, headquarters of Ika South
LGA of the state, made jokes on stage about the governor.   “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,”
the witness said.    “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, adding that 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, he shouted, “Okowa is an idiot! Okowa is an idiot!”    At that point, the Police source 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.   In his words, “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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