Oritse Femi’s management, MSN Gang, has released a statement, explaining why the singer was attacked at Quilox Night Club in the early hours of Saturday, November 12.
According to the statement, the incident occurred at 2am, when Oritse Femi was attacked by a bouncer for trying to stand for Sound Sultan and a friend. They were not allowed to gain access to the VIP corner of the club.
It reads, “On Saturday, at exactly 2am, at Quilox Night Club, Oritse Femi was attacked by a bouncer for trying to stand for an older colleague and a friend. He was at the VIP corner when he noticed Sound Sultan and Rock Steady were being bounced from entering the VIP section of the club.
“Not happy with the bouncer’s behaviour, he stood up to ask the bouncer why he put up such attitude to an A-list artiste and a brother. But the bouncer replied that there was an order by the CEO of the club, Shina Peller, that no A-list artiste should be allowed into the VIP section, claiming that they were not his customers and had no value at his club.”
According to the statement, the bouncer then instructed him to keep to his section or join his colleagues at the regular section.
“Femi accepted the offer to join his colleagues at the regular section, but was pushed back by the bouncer. Oritse Femi, who was holding a cup of wine, had to defend himself by slapping the bouncer with the wine cup. That gave the bouncer a scar on the face. Without waiting for explanation, the other bouncers in the club came in and attacked Oritse Femi. In the process, Oritse Femi’s N8.5 million worth of jewelry was stolen by the club bouncers.
“Femi was injured and held down by the bouncers, claiming they were waiting for the arrival of police. On the arrival of police, Femi and the bouncer were arrested and taken to the police station where the IPO in charge of the case ordered Femi to treat the injured bouncer, which he did and even gave the bouncer extra cash for self-medication.
The IPO also ordered the bouncer and the club management to provide Oritse Femi’s jewelry, which he has not received till now.
“Recall that Quilox was the same place Dammy Krane was messed up by bouncers and the same club Davido got confronted by bouncers,” Oriste Femi’s management said.