Davido in dud cheque scandal

A car dealer based in Lagos has accused Nigerian hip-hop singer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido for issuing him a dud cheque.

According to SaharaReporters, Davido allegedly issued a dud cheque to an auto dealer for the purpose of paying the sum of N7.4million as a balance for a Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 he purchased.

Documents obtained by SR showed that the auto dealer, Mr. Anekwu Chika Valentine of Prestige Autonet Limited, has already contracted a Lagos-law firm to assist him to recover the debt.

A letter of instruction addressed to the law firm of W.K Shittu and Co., stated that the law firm will take 10 per cent of the sum owed by Davido if it is recovered.

On February 10, Davido issued two Zenith Bank (account number 100424****) cheques of N10million and N1.4million respectively. However, the latter, which apparently was to pay a part of the N7.4million was not honored by Zenith Bank, where the auto dealer is also a customer.

Giving a did cheque is a criminal offense punishable by a two-year jail term.

A quick check of Davido’s Instagram shows that in February, he posted new photos where he posed beside a white Benz GLE. It is unclear if this is the same car referenced in the allegation.