According to two Police witnesses who appeared in court on Monday, February 8, there was no sex party at Asher Kings and Queens restaurant and lounge on December 27, 2020.
Upon being cross-examined, two of the police witnesses who administered an inquiry operation at Asher Kings and Queens restaurant and lounge gave contradicting pieces of evidence- of what transpired on the said date but both agreed that there was no sex party.
A policeman, Alfa Yahaya, who led the operation to arrest five suspects, told the court that they visited the purported sex party location with two Hilux vehicles and eight personnel of Operation Yaki that were fully armed.
”When we got there, we saw the gang of individuals quite 50 not observing social distancing, not wearing face masks, no provision of hand sanitizers with many of them half-naked, drinking and playing loud music who jumped the fence once they sighted the presence of police, we arrested the organizer and therefore the two DJ’s and took them to our station.
”I can identify three of the defendant’s that wasn’t half-naked and that I cannot for the people who were half-naked because they jumped through the fence, we didn’t see any sex party thereon day (27th December 2020) and people who jumped through the fence were those not observing social distancing.”
In a contradicting statement, the second witness, Corporal Ibrahim Adamu who was a part of the operation said they visited the restaurant with three Hilux vehicles with 15 armed operatives but didn’t witness any orgy.
Adamu said he was told that there was getting to be a special operation by the officer responsible who sent him a flyer of the said sex party on WhatsApp.
”The flyer didn’t carry any venue, then another chat indicated that it had been getting to be at Asher restaurant and lounge. once we arrested three of the respondent, they wrote their statement which I read to them, and that we both signed.
”We went there with 3 Hilux vehicles with 5 personnel in each of the Hilux and once we got there there was no sex party happening there. The telephone number on the flyer when tracked belonging to at least one Marvellous Akpan who accepted designing the flyer alongside his friends.
“He confessed that Asher restaurant has nothing to try to do with the flyer but I saw the 2nd respondent Abraham Alberah there but properly wearing caftan”.
The suspects arraigned in court were Mr. Abraham Alberah, Umar Rufai, and Suleiman Lemona, Chimezie Kenneth accused of organizing the party, and Marvellous Akpan who reportedly disseminated the knowledge.
Mr. Sam Stung Esq represented the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respondents while Segun Jimoh represented the 5th respondent.
The presiding Judge, Chief Magistrate Benjamin Hassan adjourned the case till 22nd February 2021 for the continuation of hearing while the bail granted to the suspects continues.
Recall that claim of a sex party holding at Asher restaurant and lounge, led to the demolition of the building by the government.