|KWAM1 denies band members involvement in shooting.|
The concert where the shooting was alleged to have taken place,held at the Limelight Hotel, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State alongside other pop acts like Oritsefemi, May D, Dj Jimmy Jatt and others. After the show, reports hit the media that a member of his band allegedly shot a
student of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) identified as Azeez Kofoworola from the department of Business Education. Reacting to the reports, K1 says, ‘I wish to state that no such incident happened throughout the few hours we stayed at the community, at least to the best of my knowledge, such never happened.
There was a good presence of security personnel of both police and soldiers at the venue which obviously will reinforce the fact that there would not be any act of thuggery or harassment at the event’. He went on to add that, ‘the event was without rancour from about 3:30am on Sunday morning till about 6: 15am when we stopped performance. The traditional paramount ruler of the community and a host of other distinguished dignitaries were all in attendance so i’m shocked to hear the news of any shooting’. ‘After the show I spent some time to take pictures as requested by some students and my fans before we eventually left the town. I headed straight to my residence in Ijebu Ode where I stayed for about seven hours before I finally returned to Lagos to catch a flight to London. I was shocked thereafter when i started to receive calls from well meaning friends and family concerning a story in The Punch Newspaper this morning that I was wanted in connection with shooting of a student at Ago Iwoye. I will like to state categorically that I was not aware of such and neither my band was involved in any fracas that could have led to the breakdown of law and order. Finally, I want to implore the highest authority of the police to begin proper investigation into the matter to unravel the truth nothing but the truth’....
Meanwhile,Otunba Sesan Rufai, the CEO of Goldmyme Entertainment and Limelight Hotels, organisers of the K1 Live Concert which held in Ago – Iwoye, Ogun State on Saturday October 10, has reacted to the report that a member of K1’s band allegedly shot a student of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) identified as Azeez Kofoworola from the department of Business Education In an exclusive chat with NET, the Ago-Iwoye born media personality said: ‘We are shocked about the news as well, as a matter of fact, we had a very fantastic show. The show was attended by the who is who in Ago-Iwoye, the governor sent a representative, the paramount ruler of the town was present too’. (Otunba Sesan Rufai, CEO Goldmyne Entertainment) Asked how the rumors of the alleged shooting filtered, he responded saying, ‘I really don’t know, I just want to believe it’s a kind of beef against K1, and the organisers, Limelight Hotel for having such a fantastic show, because we’ve been having this show annually and nothing like this has ever happened.