He may be the biggest star in East Africa but even him is not exempt from police arrests and the law as well.
And while Tanzania has been embroiled in a spate of celebrity arrests of late, all related to drug abuse and trafficking, Diamond Platnumz has found himself in the wrong side of the law as well – but for a completely different -even ludicrous- infraction.
The ‘Marry You’ singer on Wednesday turned himself in to the police for a traffic offence.
The star who recently became the first East African to sign with Universal Music, reported to the traffic police headquarters due to a clip in which he was filed driving without a safety belt on.
Taking to social media, Diamond wrote: “I went to report a the HQ of traffic police due to the clip was posted am driving the car without fastening my seat belt…. my dear fans and Friends make sure you fasten your seat belt before you start driving your car…”
The singer was released after paying the necessary fines according to the law.
Many had thought that he had fallen foul of the police and was being arrested for his alleged drug relations but well… How wrong were we!
As for him posing for photos with the police guy, I mean, was that even necessary? Mr. Naseeb?