Nigerian comedian and actor Onyebuchi Ojieh, better known by his stage name Buchi, has addressed the reports surrounding a viral video which shows his wife being arrested by security operatives.
It was earlier alleged that the comedian’s wife, Rukky Ojieh, harassed the estate security personnel and vandalised items for which she was asked to pay N700,000 by the estate.
It was reported that after she and her husband refused to pay the money, the estate management cut their power supply. Buchi’s wife, Rukky, was said to have been arrested when she went to the estate chairman’s house to confront him over the power supply issue.
Some of the reports also claimed Buchi’s wife is in the habit of embarrassing him in public.
Reacting to the reports, comedian Buchi said they are all lies. The comedian explained that the matter started when an estate security personnel harassed his niece and his younger brother fought with him.
The comedian said he was fined for the incident but felt the fine was unfair and informed the estate management that he would be taking the matter to court.
Buchi said that was what led to the estate management cutting off their power supply and his wife going to the estate chairman’s house to demand that the power supply be restored.
Read his full statement:
“I would not want to go into it but I will just want to say that all the allegations are lies. We had an altercation with the estate because one of the security men beat up my niece. My younger brother fought the guy and they fined us. I disagreed because we needed to go into the reason for the altercation; the security people harassed a tenant. They should not fine me because my younger brother defended my niece as I was not around when it happened.
“They fined us and I said that is not right. “I initiated legal action and I informed the estate that I will take the matter to court. They said that since I was taking the estate to court, they will not provide power. I am not around and I had already told my wife not to make any trouble with them. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic courts are not sitting so we cannot institute any action.
“I have a ten-year-old daughter and the heat was getting unbearable for her so my wife went to demand that they should give restore the power, that was part of the video online, this led her to go to the estate association president’s house. I think what really caused the problem was that she went to the estate association president’s house and she said that she and her children were not going to leave until they restored the power.
“That was what caused everything. In the process of trying to eject her, they got into an altercation. My younger brother had to step in. The president cried foul to the members of the association and it turned to a mob and they started manhandling my wife. They went ahead to destroy her car. I have video evidence. I am asking, what did her car do to them? Currently, I am not around but I have been making calls. They took her to the police station but I was able to get her out last night. My wife never embarrassed me in public. She did not sleep at the police station. It was a gang up against my wife.”