Nigerian comedian, Seyi Law has publicly apologized for slapping and bullying a security guard at Kiss Daniel’s “New Era” album launch held at Eko Hotel and Suites on Sunday, May 15, 2016.
The incident was said to have occurred after the event, as guest made their way out of the hotel. Seyi law reportedly slapped Peter Ethan – security guard working with Eko Hotel and Suites, three times before driving out.
The security guard gave his account to news men saying, “I was only trying to redirect him through an alternative route which my boss instructed us on, to avoid traffic jam as guests drive out. . . To my greatest surprise, Seyi Law just jumped out of his car and began to hurl abusive words at me. While trying to explain to him he just suddenly gave me three dirty slaps. This has never happened to me before, is it because I’m putting on a security uniform? I didn’t expect this kind of attitude from Seyi Law”.
However, on Sunday 22 may, the Lagos-based comedian, who has now realized his flaw took to his Instagram page to apologise for his actions and narrated his side of the story.
He noted that he didn’t come to defend himself but to show that he is also capable of making wrong choices as he is human.
While explaining how the incident occurred, Mr. Seyi said the security guard provoked him into making the regrettable action as he hit the door of his car to his legs, while he tried to get out of the vehicle.
He said, “I am not writing to defend a mistake I made, but so people would know that I am also prone to faults.
“However, I will oblige you with my own side of the story. The Kiss Daniel’s Album Launch show ended and I got in my car to drive out like everyone when I got to the security guy who directed me to the other gate which I did.
“I got to the gate and was asked to go and take the main gate, driving back, I stopped by the security guy and told him, “make una dey follow una selves talk na, you dey direct us go there, another person dey direct us back” and his response was, ” how many people don turn back”, looking away.
“I replied him that even if I was the only person, I no reach to tell you and he said, abeg dey go jor. I was shocked, I said so I not fit follow you talk and he said, dey go.
“I looked and saw another security not far off and decided to get down from my car to talk with him, unfortunately, as I opened my car, this security guy pushed the door back at me, hitting my leg, I would not know his reason for this, but it got me angry and I slapped him thrice as I got down.
“I know Eko Hotel has CCTV and if there was any around there, they can release the footage(s). I am not justifying my anger and reaction, but please pardon my behaviour. I duly apologise for the action I took. Thanks for reading. SEYILAW”