Wiley Accused of Robbery and Assault of Kickboxer Pal

Posted by Mike Schumacher

Wiley, a rapper, has been charged with assault and burglary, according to Scotland Yard.

According to accounts, Wiley – actual name Richard Kylea Cowie Jr – stormed into the house of buddy and kickboxer Ali Jacko in east London on August 28.

Cowie, 42, has been dubbed the “godfather of grime” and is scheduled to appear at Thames magistrates court on September 13th.

According to the Metropolitan Police, he was charged with assault by beating and burglary of a home with intent to cause damage.

“Police were called to a flat in Forest Gate at around 2200hrs on Saturday 28 August,” the department stated.

“Officers were dispatched to the scene. A guy was accused of breaking into the apartment, assaulting the tenant, and causing criminal damage to the property. The suspect was apprehended and detained.

“A minor injury was sustained by the occupant, an adult male. There was no need for the London ambulance service.”

In the 2018 New Year’s Honours, Wylie was awarded an MBE for services to music.

He is regarded with being one of the driving influences of grime music, and he has a solo No. 1 hit as well as two additional No. 1 singles with the Roll Deep group.

With his album Godfather 3, he declared his departure from grime, but he has continued to produce new songs.

Thanks to Jamie Gierson at The Guardian whose reporting provided the original basis for this story.

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