The Mavin Records artiste and brand ambassador for MTN Nigeria, Pepsi and Forte Oil was alleged to have assaulted and humiliated a policeman, who apprehended her for violating some provisions of the Lagos State Road Traffic Law.
She was said to have, in a fit of anger, removed the cap of the policeman who accosted her for flouting traffic rules outside the premises of Eko Hotels and Suites on Victoria Island.
When contacted by our correspondent, the Group Publicist of Mavin Records, Terfa Tilley-Gyado, had promised to issue a statement stating Savage’s side of the story. But, as at press time on Monday, he had yet to do so.
Several phone calls placed to Tilley-Gyado’s mobile phone rang out and he failed to respond to a text message sent to him.
Meanwhile, checks on Savage’s Twitter handle showed that she avoided mentioning her encounter with the policeman. A handful of her tweeting fans tried in vain to make her explain the circumstances that led to her arrest.
Besides, the singer’s website, officialtiwasavage.com, and her Facebook page were not updated to provide any information about the incident. However, many Nigerians have frowned on her behaviour towards the aggrieved law enforcement officer.
According to them, Savage, who studied at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom, where she bagged a degree in Business Administration and Accounting, should have known that policemen deserved to be treated with respect.