On April 29th, amidst fears over the growing cases of the Coronavirus nationwide, a different kind of tragedy struck. Love Divine a.ka. Picture Kodak – a talented video actress whose larger than life presence charged the video productions of stars like Olamide, Burna Boy and Wizkid – lost her life in the Ogudu home of popular music director Clarence Peters. She had allegedly suffered a fatal electrocution.
Upon news of her passing making the necessary, its circumstances came into questions. A possible arrest of the director – Clarence Peters whose home the events transpired also crawled through the grape vine. He was allegedly being fingered in connection with Miss Divine’s tragic passing. Days of speculation followed suit.
On May 4th, 2020, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command – Bale Elkana confirmed that Clarence Peters was in detention and had been in detention since the tragic incident occurred. According to him, autopsy results were being awaited to determine the levels of involvement of the parties who were present when Picture Kodak was allegedly electrocuted. Peters was to remain in custody until such a time.
Prior to the police force’s statement on the matter, support for the video director from the singer Waje and Peter’s alleged long-time girlfriend – Jennifer Alegieuno had trooped out.
Aleguino clarified in a post on Instagram, that no arrest had been made, but rather, Peters had willingly made his way to the Police Command in Yaba where he was invited for questioning.
Clearing up speculation, Clarence Peters, via his Instagram account (@clarenceshotit) narrated events as they transpired from his vantage point.
According to the video director, the circumstances that led to the tragic death of Picture Kodak transpired in a dance studio on the premises of his Capital Dreams Pictures lot.
He narrated how, while in a different section of the lot, the 5 people present in the studio noted Kodak reach for her phone, before collapsing to the ground where smoke began to emit from her chest.
He was then alerted of the possible electrocution, following which through concerted efforts with those present, Kodak was taken to one hospital, then the next where she was denied treatment over fears that she harboured the coronavirus.
Reaching a third hospital, she was permitted in. She tragically lost her life after only thirty minutes within the establishment.
Following which, the witnesses were taken to the Ojodu Police HQ straight from the hospital, where statements and the phone in question were deposited.
Clarence Peters denied being charged or arrested, but merely showed a willingness to co-operative with the police department.
The determination of the autopsy results will determine the next steps in Miss Picture Kodak’s case. She is dearly missed by friends, family and industry heavyweights alike.