It was indeed a bad day for actor Ayo Badmus when he paid a courtesy visit to ace- cinematographer, Tunde Kelani in his Oshodi based home with his brother and wife on Salah day. We learnt one or two things transpired between the actor and the LG chairman and hell was let loose as the actor was beaten blue-black. Here is how he is reporting the incident to Vanguard;
A picture of the incident when you continue, so irritating
‘’It’s true that I was beaten and almost killed by the thugs guarding the Chairman of Oshodi L.G.A. My wife, my brother and myself went to pay a courtesy to my boss, Tunde Kelani on the Salah day.
When we got there, I went round to greet people and when I got to where the Oshodi L.G.A Chairman sat, I wanted to shake him when his brother said I ought to have prostrated. I didn’t reply him even when he started insulting me, saying actors are stupid and useless.
I made to leave when suddenly, I saw a group of thugs, numbering up to twenty pounced on me and started beating me up. They broke bottles on my head, kicked me and almost killed me if not for my wife, brother and other people who came to my rescue.
I’ve done a lot for the Lagos State Government even without being paid. Why should I then be treated in such a manner like a criminal? What the Chairman of Oshodi Local Government and his brother did was wrong. They are public servants and should be polite. I never met them before in my life. Neither did I involve myself in any kind of politics. That day was the first time, I set my eyes on them. They probably felt intimidated by my presence and the way people around hailed me’’.
The LG chairman was said to have showed indifference while the incident lasted. And the two armed policemen who were his guards did nothing to arrest the situation either.