Stripping of workers naked: Ex-minister swears by God

372, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi

Former Minister of State for Petroleum, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, has sworn by God that he was not involved in the disgraceful stripping of four ‘workers’ of his hotel, Signatious Hotel, Warri in Delta State.

The viral video of the moment the victims were subjected to the ignominy had sparked outrage with most commentators calling for Gbagi’s head.

Followed on from the heavy censure swirling around the ex-minister report emerged that the Inspector General Police has stepped into the matter and invited him for questioning.

Gbagi at a press conference held at his country home in Oginibo, Ughelli South council area of the state, distanced himself from the dastardly act swearing by God to prove his innocence.

He said, “There was nothing as you have read, that happened. The people you saw in those pictures are not staff of my hotel. Legally, documentarily, they are not staff of the hotel. They are freelancers.

“Were you to do a forensic analysis of the video for my body on those pictures, and you find me there, I will resign from politics.

“I invited the Police from Ebrumede to take them. I will never descend to do such (strip people naked). It was politically motivated. I will not strip anybody’s daughter naked or strip any person.

“This, to me, is just a distraction. I am resolute, I am contesting in 2023. Let God punish me if I touched any of the girls or was involved in their stripping.”

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