Top Lagos businessman and socialite, Shola Oniru has finally reacted to the purported viral video that surfaced online a few days ago, showing him in a compromising state, with unclad lady at a private event.
In a brief and precise statement released by Shola, he owned up to the video and apologized to the general public and those who have been linked to the viral video.
He also stated categorically that he was mistaken for the son of a two-term governor of Kwara state and president of the 8th senate, Dr Olubukola Saraki, and apologized accordingly.
While condemning the reckless and insensitive guise of whoever may have leaked the video, he appealed to the general public to respect his privacy and of those that may have been affected by the malicious video, at this time.
He also vowed to deploy every legal means to bring those behind the circulation of the video, to book.
Read his statement below;
“I, Shola Oniru am aware of a viral video circulating on the social media in which I am being mistaken for the son of the former Governor of Kwara State (and past President of the 8th Nigeria National Assembly) Dr. Olubukola Abubakar Saraki, MBBS, CON
“This Public Notice is to correct this viral and false representation that has caused massive embarrassment to my family and the Saraki Family. I sincerely apologise to the former Governor, his son, the Saraki Family at large and my Family for the embarrassment and damage this episode has caused. The video was taken while I was at a private event with my friends and was never meant to be circulated.
“I condemn the circulation of the video and will explore all legal avenue to ensure those that circulated the video are brought to book.
“Finally, I implore the public to kindly respect the privacy of all persons that are affected by malicious circulation of the video”, he wrote.