Prominent Nigerian video director Clarence Peters has finally break his silence about the death of professional dancer, Kodak.
Clarence Peters has narrated his own side of the story on the events surrounding Kodak’s death.
Kodak allegedly died from electrocution while charging her phone at peters’ house whom she had visited for a video shot.
In a new development contrary to previous report, Clarence Peters says he was not arrested by the men of the Nigerian Police Force but called in for questioning.
The video director made this known in a statement issued via his Instagram page today being Monday, May 4, 2020.
In the statement, Clarence revealed that though he and Kodak were in the same building when she was electrocuted, but they were physically not in the same apartment.
According to him, he only rushed in to her space after receiving an emergency call that notified him about the incident.
Clarence went on to debunk reports suggesting he and his crew members are currently in police custody awaiting murder charges.
“Please note that no one has been charged or arrested, by the Police. The witnesses and I willingly made ourselves available to the Police and we have all pledged our full co-operation, through every part of this process. I will be helping out in every possible capacity,” excerpt from his post reads.
Read the full post below:
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On the 29th of April 2020, Love Divine Ike (Picture Kodak) was in the dance studio, on the premises of Capital Dreams Pictures, with 5 other team members and myself – 7 people in total. At about 7:30 pm on the same day, while in another office – a building beside the dance studio, on the same premises, some people who were said to be with Love Divine at the time, rushed in and called my attention to the fact that Love Divine had collapsed. We immediately rushed her to the nearest hospital, which refused to let us into their premises, let alone admit her. They assumed she was a Covid-19 patient. We tried, but we were not able to gain entry into a second hospital. We eventually got her to a third hospital where she was pronounced dead 30 minutes after arrival. I was not physically in the same room as her when the incident occurred, and when I inquired, I was told by those present at the scene that Love Divine, while taking a break from the dance session, was sitting on one of the metal sliding door rails, charging and using her phone plugged to an extension box. The witnesses didn’t realize anything was wrong, until they saw she had laid down, and they noticed smoke coming from her chest area. She was said to be electrocuted, her phone was found on her chest, with severe burn marks, and the phone’s imprint on her chest. The witnesses were taken to the Ojodu Police Headquarters straight from the hospital where statements were taken and the phone (which had traces of burnt flesh on it) was deposited. The following day, the Police conducted an examination of the body and were taken to the scene of the incident for further examination. The Police are currently carrying out a full-scale investigation into the events that occurred, and an autopsy will be carried out, with the full permission and consent of her family. Please note that no one has been charged or arrested, by the Police. The witnesses and I willingly made ourselves available to the Police and we have all pledged our full co-operation, through every part of this process. I will be helping out in every possible capacity. (1/2)
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