ACCLAIMED Coventry rapper Pa Salieu is one of ten men charged by police investigating the fatal stabbing of Fidel Glasgow in the city in September 2018.
There have been no charges over the 21-year-old’s killing but the ten have been charged in connection with disorder which happened near to Club M on Croft Road before the attack. Fidel was taken to hospital and died just hours later.
Pa Salieu Gaye, who was last month nominated in the Rising Star section of the BRIT Awards, has been charged with wounding with intent, two counts of violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon.
In a statement on his Instagram page, the rapper wrote: “Due to an ongoing investigations, I am unable to comment on the detail surrounding the fateful events that occurred in September 2018.
“Sadly my close friend Fidel Glasgow (AP) was taken from us well before his time.
“I am engaging with the justice system but wish to make it clear that I have not been charged with harming my friend AP in any way.
“Please be sensitive to the fact that a real family like yours has lost a loved one. RIP AP.
“Thank you for your continued support in this difficult time. Pa.”
Salieu, who won this year’s prestigious BBC Sounds Of award, will appear at Coventry Magistrates Court on April 28, along with nine others in connection with the disorder.
Among them are Brendon Gama, aged 23, The Coppice, Stoke, Jiguael Botamba, aged 21, of Little Duke Street, Nuneaton, Adil Naseer, aged 24 of Park Street, Foleshill, and Michael Mistouflet, aged 24 of James Galloway Close who are all charged with wounding with intent, two counts of violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon.
Mohammed Amadu, aged 20 of Walsgrave Road, Ball Hill has been charged with wounding with intent, violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon.
Andrea Boadi, aged 21 of Lansdowne Street, Ball Hill has been charged with wounding with intent and two counts of violent disorder and Brian Kamau, aged 33, of Chandos Street, has been charged with violent disorder.
And Harrison Asiedu, aged 27 of North Street, Stoke, and Meidel Dange, aged 24 of Hornsey Close, Wood End have been charged with wounding with intent and violent disorder.
Police are still investigating Fidel’s murder and have urged anyone with any information to contact officers via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, by calling 101 anytime or emailing on OpForsten@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.