A vicious attack has been launched on a Nigerian rapper Ruggedman inside a restaurant in London.
No indication has emerged of the intention of the attackers but a video of the Attack which was posted online showed some masked men about four in number who came into the Restaurant and went for the Artiste. The video showed attempt to wedge dangerous objects on the rapper as he made frantic efforts to escape from his assailants.
Officials of the London Metropolitan Police were said to have swung into action after their attention was called to the scene.
No arrest has been made.
The attack was said to have occurred at 805 Restaurant on Old Kent Road, London city.
While confirming the incident , Ruggedman, born Micheal Ugochukwu Stephens described his attackers as ‘misguided boys’.
He wrote on his twitter handle: “Being attacked by 4 misguided boys will not deter me from fighting for the youths, even though they blindly fight me. #shoutout #londonmetpolic london_police_department for prompt action
According to the musician, the assault happened when the restaurant owner was asking if all the customers had paid for their delicacies.
Furthermore, he noted that the attack will not deter him from fighting for the youths, even though they blindly fight him.
See reactions from social media users below over the attack on Ruggedman.
@johnteey – Ruggedman is okay now, and personally I don’t think He was beaten by Naira Marley fans in UK, but if the marlians really beat him up then @MBuhari need to declare the marlians wanted for acts of terrorism and violence home and abroad 😂😂.
@efikedimbakara – This is the generation of youths Nigeria is raising, youths who assault you for speaking against crime. We’re doomed.
@adisa_flakky – Ruggedman rescued by London police when Naira Marley followers attacked him at a restaurant for openly condemning Internet fraud in Nigeria. Naira Marley is still wanted by Lewisham Police, United Kingdom. I hope those thugs are arrested before dawn 🤔🤔🤔
@wired_musician – If you find the whole incident about Ruggedman being assaulted by alleged Naira Marley fans in London funny, then you’re an idiot. If you think he deserved it, then you’re not only an idiot but a cursed one. Stupid lot.
Another user wrote – It’s a shame our youths would do this to someone fighting against crime.That aside, did you see how Ruggedman fought his way through? Damn that guy is strong.
Following apprehension from his fans online over the attack, the 43 year-old Abia State born rapper later declared he was alright on all account.
He wrote: “Thank you all for the love and support. I am alright. God bless y’all. #GodOverEverything
#staystrong #londonthings #londonlig @ London, United Kingdom.”