A popular Senegalese music artiste, Amy Colle Dieng, has been arrested by the police for a very unusual reason.

She allegedly shared an audio recording on WhatsApp in which she made insulting comments about President Macky Sall.

Apparently, Dieng is a supporter of Karim Wade, the son of former President Abdoulaye Wade who is currently exiled in Qatar.

She shared her message on a Whatsapp group created to mobilize support for their candidate.

Local media reports that Ms Dieng has admitted to police that she made the insulting remarks.