The owner of Amen Estate and a former gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has been detained by operatives of the Lagos State
The owner of Amen Estate and a former gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has been detained by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly contravening lockdown order declared by the State Government to curtail coronavirus spread.
Gbadamosi was detained after being spotted in a viral video attending a birthday party organised by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello for her husband, Abdul-Rasheed Bello, held in Amen Estate, Ibeju-Lekki axis of the state.
A police source at the command headquarters revealed that Gbadamosi has been detained and may not be released by the law enforcement agency for engaging in an act that was at variance with the law.
Yesterday, following actress, Funke Akindele-Bello’s arrest, Gbadamosi made an apology video where he stated that he thought he was just going to see the Bello’s alone.
“Hello everyone my name is Babatunde Gbadamosi and I am making this video to apologize for the event that happened at the Bello’s residence yesterday at Amen estate.
“We went to visit Mr and Mrs Bello to celebrate Mr Bello’s birthday with him and we believed we were the only ones going to meet with the family and the staff at their home and that is exactly what happened. After we arrived, at about an hour or so, a celebrity came and he had about a number of people with him.
”At that point, I think perhaps we should have left. I consider that as a lapse of judgement on my own part and I apologize for it. That doesn’t mean that I distract policies that have been put out by health care authorities around the world. I subscribe fully to it and I ask you all to please keep observing social distancing as a means of preventing coronavirus from spreading around Nigeria.
“Do note please that everybody at that gathering is a resident of Gbadamosi close, not just of Amen estate. Once again I sincerely apologize for what happened and thank you all for your patience, concern and also for the messages. We are all safe and will continue to be safe in the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.”