A female patron who died on the premises of Hustle and Bustle, a nightclub owned by popular businessman and socialite, Obi Iyiegbu a.ka. Obi Cubana, was said to have tripped and fell.
This was disclosed in a statement released by the management of Hustle and Bustle on the November 14, 2021 incident.
The statement, which was posted on the company’s Instagram account; debunked reports that the deceased died of electrocution. It added that the lady’s death was caused by a fall; even as it revealed that the club had remained shut since the incident. In addition, the long silence from the management of the club; owned by Obi Cubana was attributed to the fact that they were mourning with the family of the deceased; while also awaiting the outcome of the police investigation.
Specifically, the deceased was said to have been playing with her friends when she tripped and fell a few metres from the car park. The statement added that she became unconscious and died on her way to the hospital.
“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,’’ the statement began.
‘‘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.
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“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 …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.
“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.