Panic was palpable on Thursday night after Adeyeye Ogunwusi, ooni of Ife, was stuck in the elevator of a Lagos hotel for an unexpected time frame.


The monarch was said to have visited the Intercontinental hotel in Victoria Island to attend an event in company of Naomi, his wife, and other members of his entourage.

He had gone to watch ‘Queen Moremi: The Musical’, a stage play, before the incident occurred.

In video clips circulating the internet, the traditional ruler appeared to have been stranded in the lift while calls were made for the staff of the hotel to come to his rescue.


This resulted in the loom of panic as the remaining members of his entourage were also seen adopting different approaches to bring him out.

After “nearly 15 minutes” of yelling and drama from the ooni’s people, he was eventually evacuated from the elevator through the basement.

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