Police slam Kizz Daniel for seizing laundry bus

An entertainer, Daniel Anidugbe aka Kizz Daniel, has impounded a laundry service company’s delivery bus for allegedly damaging his clothes while performing services for him in Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Kizz Daniel, who recently took delivery of his clothes from the company, found that some of his clothes had been damaged.

Angered by the discovery, the artist reportedly phoned laundry management and asked them to send a representative to collect some of his dirty clothes.

After receiving the call, our correspondent understood that the company’s management had assigned a driver to take a delivery bus to the singer’s residence to collect the dirty clothes.

Things took another turn, however, when the driver arrived at Kizz Daniel’s residence and was prevented from leaving the premises.

A source said the entertainer did not present any dirty clothes to be picked up, adding that he made a phone call to lure the driver to his residence in an attempt to seize the vehicle.

The source said: “Kizz Daniel usually gives his clothes to a dry cleaner; so, he called the dry cleaner to come to his house to pick up some of his dirty clothes. When the driver of the dry cleaner arrived at his house, he (Kizz Daniel) locked him inside the enclosure.

“He said he wouldn’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 cleaners was not to pick up his dirty clothes; it was up to him to seize the company vehicle due to the allegation that the dry cleaner had damaged his clothes.

“Kizz Daniel said if the laundry company did not pay him N14 million he would not release the vehicle. The driver begged him but he ordered the driver to leave his house. So, on returning to the office, the driver went to Ilasan Police Station to report.

“Police officers from the police station came to his home, collected the vehicle from the police station and formally wrote to him to come to the police station for questioning for committing an offense akin to illegal seizure.”

Contacted, a representative of the laundry company, who called herself Glory because she was not authorized to speak on the subject, directed our correspondent to the manager of the firm.

When asked for a number to call, Glory said, “I have to confirm that first because he’s not here.”

When our correspondent asked if the issue between the company and Kizz Daniel had been resolved, she replied “not yet”.

Glory had yet to send the manager’s number at the time this report was filed.

Our correspondent understands that the police, after recovering Kizz Daniel’s vehicle, handed it over to the laundry while the investigation into the case was ongoing.

A representative for Kizz Daniel, who identified himself only as Emmanuel, promised to send a spokesperson’s number to comment on the matter.

It had not yet done so at the time of filing this report.

State Police Public Relations Officer SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident, adding that Kizz Daniel took the law into his own hands.

He said: “He illegally seized the vehicle of a laundry business. The police came to the scene, recovered the vehicle and invited him to make a statement about what had happened. We are still waiting for him, but his lawyer said he would come on Tuesday.

“It is criminal to seize people’s property against their will and the right thing is to prosecute. No one should take the law into their own hands by seizing anyone’s property. If you are wronged or someone has offended you, seek redress.

“If it’s a criminal case, go to the police; if it’s a civil matter, you can sue the person or seek alternative dispute resolution instead of taking the law into your own hands. This could lead to a breakdown of law and order.

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