Following the brawl that ensued at Quilox on Friday, the management of the nightclub has accused Oritse Femi of sparking the conflict.
In a statement released Monday morning, Quilox said Oritse Femi came into the club without prior reservation and pleaded to be accommodated in a “patron’s table of six”.
The club noted that the singer, after being accommodated, proceeded to drink from the patron’s bottle and also tried to bring “eight of his guests” to the table.
The patron was said to have been incensed and subsequently informed a bouncer of the singer’s attitude. The bouncer’s intervention, the statement noted, infuriated Oritse Femi and he lost his cool.
Quilox maintains that Oritse Femi pretended to collapse after stabbing the bouncer and causing a scene.
The statement reads:
“At about 2am on Saturday, 13th of Nov. 2016, Oritsefemi came into Quilox without prior reservations or table bookings. Tables are allocated to customers who have made prior paid table bookings in advance of their arrival except such customer is a patron or member of the club.
“However, Oritsefemi who did not fall into any of the categories above approached a patron’s table-of-six and pleaded to be accommodated, with the understanding that other guests of the said patron were still been expected.
“In a surprising turn of events, Oristsemi who was drinking from the patron’s bottle attempted to sit 8 of his guests at the table, the surprised patron strongly rejected such effrontery and invited the bouncer guarding the floor to intervene.
“The bouncer politely approached Oritsefemi and told him the patron’s guests were still being expected, but Oristefemi, in a fit of unprovoked rage, slapped the bouncer then proceeded to break a glass in his hand and stabbing him in the eye.
“The scene quickly became rowdy as other customers rushed to the table and confronted the artist for his violent behavior, our security team quickly stepped in to salvage the situation by carrying Oristefemi out of the club.
“Oristefemi faced by an enraged crowd outside and perhaps realizing the gravity of his offense pretended to collapse. The artist and the bouncer were subsequently rushed to a nearby hospital.
“The bouncer affected later pressed charges at Bar Beach police station, where Oritsefemi accepted his offense and pleaded for mercy, he was granted bail at 12pm on the 13th of Nov. and advised to report back to the station on Tues. 15th of Nov. 2016.
“We were hesitant to release a press statement as several well-meaning people have attempted to intercede on behalf of the artist, but after his malicious and grossly false account of the events that occurred, it is only fair that we defend the integrity and ethos of our organization.”
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