KSI asks fans for help after police allegedly steal Deji’s dog

Virginia Glaze

Popular YouTuber Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji is asking fans to sign a petition for the return of younger brother Deji’s dog, after the animal was allegedly stolen by police in September of 2018.

According to statements made by Deji throughout his several YouTube videos on the subject, his German Shepard, Tank, was taken by police after his neighbor swatted the animal with a package left on their front stoop.

Statements from Deji’s neighbors and local law enforcement collected by The Blast held that Tank had been detained under the “Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991,” due to two separate incidents that resulted in injury to “members of the public” – one of which was deemed “serious.”

However, Deji claimed that Tank had merely nipped his neighbor, after which the dog was taken to a “police-approved kennel.” Deji claimed that Tank was being trained as a K-9 unit, which authorities denied.

Thus far, it appears that Tank remains in police custody, until a charging decision can be made regarding the incident.

While Deji created a petition for Tank’s retrieval in mid-September 2018, the dog has yet to be returned to the YouTuber – prompting his older brother, KSI, to step in and speak out on the matter. KSI posted a Tweet imploring his fans to sign the appeal on January 20, claiming that Tank had been stolen by law enforcement.

As of January 20, the petition has over 410,000 of the necessary 500,000 signatures needed – a huge jump compared to the document’s previous 300,000 signatures following Deji’s initial videos covering the debacle.

KSI’s latest Tweet follows the end of a vicious, month long spat between the two brothers, which ended after Deji deleted a diss track towards KSI in early January.

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