Popular comedian, singer and Edo State Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) president, Maleke Idowu Moye was almost beaten to death by thugs on Monday June 27, 2016 in Benin City.
According to the slender comedian and compere, a bar owner had thrown a party the previous day and threw cash in the air which caused a bit of a stir. So he went back there the following day to speak with them only for the bar owner, Kevin Joshua, to descend on him with thugs, deflate his tyres and rob him of close to $7,000 dollars paid to him for a show abroad.Kevin Joshua however claims Maleke’s claims are false and a calculated attempt to drag his name in mud, saying he never attacked the comedian. According to him, Maleke was the one who came in with thugs to disrupt his business and wreak havoc in his bar.
The acting Edo State Police Public relations officer, Stephen Onwoche noted that a full scale investigation into the crisis has begun and three persons and three arrests concerning the attack have already been made,Maleke is currently being treated in a hospital for injuries he sustained during the bitter brawl.