The Congolese musician Agbepa Mumba, said Koffi, was arrested this Wednesday, August 15 in Kinshasa shortly before noon, in flagrante delicto for assault. The Attorney General of the Republic, Flory Kabange, confirmed it had issued an arrest warrant against him for beating his producer, Diego Music, this morning at the Hotel Venus.
According to the Prosecution, during this incident, some of the facilities of this hotel was damaged.
The warrant was executed by Colonel Celestin Kanyama, commander of the Congolese National Police / District Lukunga, the studio Congolese National Radio and Television (RTNC2), where was the patron of the orchestra Latin Quarter.
The Prosecutor General of the Republic said the musician hhad a “full hearing” earlier this afternoon. After this hearing, he should be transferred to the Makala central prison.
Koffi had been indicted in Paris(France) in February, for “minor rape, false imprisonment, barbaric acts by organized gangs and human trafficking” by a judge of the court of Nanterre(France).
In 2009, he had also been in trouble after court that his bodyguards had assaulted the cameraman Patou Bonyoko Broadcasting Group “L’Avenir” (RTGA). The incident occurred at the end of a music concert in Kinkole, in the eastern suburbs of Kinshasa.
In 2004, he was placed under embargo of forty five days by the Congolese media, after the assault of columnist Marc Tabu at a concert he had delivered in Paris. A journalist’s camera was damaged.
The video for the song “Embargo” in memory of the conflict between the artist and the Congolese press in 2004.