Clarence Peters Has Spoken On The Death Of Picture Kodak. Here’s What We Know

May 5, 2020

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.

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On the 29th of April 2020, Love Divine Ike (Picture Kodak) was in the dance studio, on the premises of Capital Dreams Pictures, with 5 other team members and myself – 7 people in total. At about 7:30 pm on the same day, while in another office – a building beside the dance studio, on the same premises, some people who were said to be with Love Divine at the time, rushed in and called my attention to the fact that Love Divine had collapsed. We immediately rushed her to the nearest hospital, which refused to let us into their premises, let alone admit her. They assumed she was a Covid-19 patient. We tried, but we were not able to gain entry into a second hospital. We eventually got her to a third hospital where she was pronounced dead 30 minutes after arrival. I was not physically in the same room as her when the incident occurred, and when I inquired, I was told by those present at the scene that Love Divine, while taking a break from the dance session, was sitting on one of the metal sliding door rails, charging and using her phone plugged to an extension box. The witnesses didn’t realize anything was wrong, until they saw she had laid down, and they noticed smoke coming from her chest area. She was said to be electrocuted, her phone was found on her chest, with severe burn marks, and the phone’s imprint on her chest. The witnesses were taken to the Ojodu Police Headquarters straight from the hospital where statements were taken and the phone (which had traces of burnt flesh on it) was deposited. The following day, the Police conducted an examination of the body and were taken to the scene of the incident for further examination. The Police are currently carrying out a full-scale investigation into the events that occurred, and an autopsy will be carried out, with the full permission and consent of her family. Please note that no one has been charged or arrested, by the Police. The witnesses and I willingly made ourselves available to the Police and we have all pledged our full co-operation, through every part of this process. I will be helping out in every possible capacity. (1/2)

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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.

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