Renowned Nigerian MC known as Okey Bakassi has vowed to get justice for what happened to him at an event in the city of Owerri recently.
Recall that the celebrity MC revealed that he was physically assaulted at an event where he was invited to be the MC and the issue started when it was time to take pictures with the celebrant. According to him he was threatened when he asked the culprits to step aside so others can snap pictures.
Okey Bakassi who vowed to get justice said he was rescued by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS)
“Something happened to me today that I have not experienced in whole 30 years of being a professional Mc and in the entertainment industry.
“I was invited to Mc an event in Owerri, Imo State. While doing my job, it was time for the celebrant to cut the cake. After cutting the cake, I invited people to snap pictures.
“They were coming in batches and as we took photographs, we made way for other people to take pictures.
Some sets of young men came to take pictures, finished taking pictures and engaged the celebrant and they were discussing. I simply called their attention to step aside so that other people can continue the flow of photo section, that was the only interaction I had with them.
“The set of things that followed, first was a threat, ‘do you want something to happen to you in this Owerri?’ It was uncalled for. As an Mc, my role is to just make sure the event was running smoothly.
“When I saw his reaction, I knew he was calling for a fight, I stepped aside.
“I know we live in dangerous times but I will get justice, I will find them. Thank God for the quick response of the Imo State director of DSS and men of the DSS who came to escort me back to my hotel after the event.
“Nobody knows what plans they had and what would have happened but I will let the police do their job, there’s no way I won’t get justice. I look for nobody trouble but for somebody to assault me just in the cause of doing my job, I will definitely get justice.”