Popular Abuja nightclub, Hustle and Bustle owned by socialite, Obi Iyiegbu fondly referred to as Obi Cubana has broken the silence on the demise of a female client who died on their premises on November 14, 2021.
The club in a statement signed by its management and posted on its Instagram account said that contrary to news that made rounds, the young lady’s death was not caused by electrocution in the club, instead, she ‘tripped and fell’. Ever since the tragic incident, the club has been shut.
Moreso, the management of Hustle and Bustle stated that they had kept mum on the situation for two reasons which were that they were mourning with the family of the deceased and also awaiting the outcome of the police investigation.
The statement read, “We wish to thank our esteemed patrons and customers for their love and support these last couple of days. Indeed, the loss of a customer is a blow that hit us harder than we could have imagined, particularly because of the unexpected nature of her demise. We want to extend our heartfelt sympathy once more to the family of the deceased; we pray that the almighty God will continue to grant them the fortitude to bear this painful loss.
“Despite the myriad of question and assumptions out in the public, we had earnestly refrained from making any statement until this moment for two reasons; mainly because we had to join the family and friends to mourn a beautiful life that was taken too soon, and to enable the police to extensively conduct and carry out their investigations.
“It, therefore, behoves on us at this moment to inform the general public of these series of facts. On the 14th of November 2021, a dear customer whilst leaving our premises tripped and fell and this led to her painful and untimely death. Owing to this tragedy, our management reached a decision to shut down our business so as to adequately mourn the deceased, and also allow the police unfettered access to conduct their investigations.”
The club mentioned that the female clubber was playing with her friends when she tripped and fell a few metres from the car park. However, she became unconscious and died on her way to the hospital. They further claimed that the Nigeria Police have carried out an extensive investigation and thoroughly reviewed their closed-circuit television.
“On that fateful morning, the deceased after leaving the club was happily playing around with her friends, when she made a slight run, tripped and fell down a few meters to the car park and became unconscious. Sadly, she passed on, on their way to the hospital. The Nigerian Police Force has extensively carried out their investigations and thoroughly reviewed our wide and lengthy CCTV footage and we await the report of this investigation.
“We assure the public that we have employed several health and safety standards and we will continue to place safety over profit. We have also used this bitter lesson to upgrade our already decent safety procedures and we would do our utmost best to continue to serve as a leader in this sector. May God bless the soul of the departed,” the statement read.