Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie better known by his stage name Patoranking was reportedly arrested at the Entebbe International Airport for failing to comply with the country’s check in rules. According to Trending News Uganda, the reggae-dancehall singer, whose real name is Patrick Nnaemela Okorie, was arrested yesterday afternoon and held by the authorities for 7 hours.
Prior to being held up, the ‘My Woman, My Everything‘ singer allegedly accused the immigration officers of disrespecting and harassing him when they asked him to comply with the rules.
“He failed to adhere to check-in rules and above all he had not secured his entry visa,” a source told the media site, adding that the singer was acting ‘too big’, demanding for a VVIP treatment.
“He was just told to remove his cap for security check-up but he chose not to listen to instructions. He was denied entry and arrested for disobeying lawful check in orders.”
Following this altercation, Patoranking was reportedly delayed for 7 hours, and was only released and given entry visa after apologising and begging the airport officials.
After his release, the Ebonyi State-born singer reportedly lodged at the Hotel Africana where he addressed journalists.
Patoranking is in Uganda to promote his new album, ‘God Over Everything’.