On Sunday, October 10, it was reported that popular Fuji musician Wasiu Ayinde was summoned by the Ogun state police for questioning over the shooting of an undergraduate at the University town, Ago-Iwoye.
The victim, who was identified as Kofowora Azeez, was a student of the department of Business Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye. He was hit by a bullet allegedly released by the musician’s bodyguard during a party at about 1:00 a.m.
In a press statement released by KWAM1’s publicist, Olasoju Adebayo, the legendary fuji artist denied any involvement in the shooting of the student. He also stated his side on the events.
According to E247 Magazine, the statement said: “My attention has been drawn to a story about a student purportedly shot at Ago-Iwoye where my band was engaged to perform early Sunday morning. I wish to state that no such incident happened throughout the few hours we stayed in the community; at least to the best of my knowledge.”
He said after the show, he took some time to take pictures with some of the students and headed to his residence in Ijebu-Ode where he stayed for seven hours before he returning to Lagos to catch a flight to London.
KWAM1 said he was shocked when he began to receive calls from people who informed him that he was wanted by the police in connection with the shooting of a student of Ago-Iwoye.
The music star insisted that neither him nor his band was involved in any fracas and implored the authority begin proper investigation and unravels nothing but the truth.
In addition, KWAM1 noted that there was a good presence of security personnel, comprising of both police and soldiers at the venue which obviously reinforced the fact that there should have been no act of thuggery or harassment at the event.