By Salim Yunusa
Sequel to the demolition of the alleged venue of a sex party by Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Authority (KASUPDA), the owner of the restaurant, Aisha Mercy Akpan, took to social media to recount her side of the story.
In a long a Twitter thread, she explained that the alleged venue for the sex party is not a hotel. It is a restaurant, registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission.
“The Restaurant is a one-storey building structure, with a VIP Lounge section, whilst the ground floor is where the kitchen and serving spot is, also with chairs and tables for customers to sit and eat their food as required,” she stated.
“On the 27th December,2020, a customer hired the VIP Lounge for a 15-man reunion/Clothing line promo, to appreciate his customers for their good patronage of his brands.”
Aisha went further to explain that, “Before the event proper commenced, a friend of mine and I noticed an unusual movement around the main gate to the restaurant, as it was half-opened to avoid a crowded environment. We approached the main gate and on getting there I saw two truck load of heavily armed officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).”
“When we arrived the police station, my customer, who accompanied me to the station, enquired what the matter was and the police showed us a poster on a GSM phone belonging to one of the officers by name Inspector Felix. It was a poster of an event titled; KADUNA SEX PARTY, which the police claimed the venue for the supposed “sex party” was scheduled to hold at my restaurant, even though with no address of where it will take place on the poster,” Aisha said.
“I denied knowledge of that event as there was nothing of that sort taking place at the restaurant and I wouldn’t stoop so low to entertain such illicit activity at my place, but the police refused to belief me and had my friend and two of my staff detained for one night,one day, until the customer that had earlier hired the place for usage on that fateful day was also arrested the next day,” she narrated.
“They were released after paying a “bail fee” of ₦100,000 to Inspector Felix and one other lady Officer, fair in complexion.”
Aisha lamented that, “I noticed how incompetent the NPF were, I suggested to the them to call the number on the supppsed “Kaduna Sex Party” poster, which they immediately put a call through and a name came out using the True Caller App as MARVELLOUS AKPAN. The Police asked me to pay a fee of ₦20,000 for them to do their job of tracking the user of the phone number, which I immediately paid them so that they will swing into action.”
“Marvellous Akpan was arrested the next. He was interrogated and he obliged to owning the phone number on the poster and printing of the poster which was posted on Social Media, assisted by a friend of his named Noah and one other guy. On further interrogation, Mr Marvellous Akpan confessed to the Police that he doesn’t know me and has never being to my restaurant nor have any knowledge of its address. Mr Chimeze,who had hired the place was released, summarily, after the successful arrest of Mr Akpan.”
“The next day, 31st December, while at the other branch of my restaurant, at Court Road, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna, a friend of mine called and asked me to go to the main restaurant and see what was going on. I immediately went and saw a combined team of police men, soldiers, KASTLEA and vigilante groups guarded a Pay loader to demolish my restaurant. No prior notice was served to me before the demolition, there was no any form of communication between I and the Kaduna State Property Development Agency (KASUPDA) who came to demolished the building structure,” she clarified.
“I watched them pulled down the building without allowing me remove any item before the demolition. As a result of the trauma, I lost my one month old pregnancy,” she claimed.
Recounting her losses, Aisha said she lost
“cooking utensils, furniture, electric appliances, chillers, deep freezers, bemarrings out door catering utensils and cash worth over ₦32 million, as the place was abruptly vandalised after the demolition.”
“I plan to seek legal redress for defamation of my character and the loss of my properties in the building,” Aisha said.