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Big Brother Africa Star/Radio Personality Karen Igho “threatened with a gun and slapped” by Event Security Guard



Big Brother Africa star and Naija Info FM radio personality, Karen Igho was assaulted after an event last night in Lagos.
The Nigerian celebrity attended the event in support of her close friend, Denrele Edun who was the host of the show.

After she exited the event, Karen was in the carpark where she was approached by a security guard and according to Karen’s narration of the incident on social networking site Twitter, the male security guard asked for money.  “He loaded his gun and put it to my face at the car park, he wanted money and I didn’t have any on me then he slapped me.still in shock and pain“. According to Karen’s tweets “The slap sent me landing on the floor and hitting my head“.

See Karen’s Tweets below.

This is really disturbing. Based on the details shared by Karen, this seems to be more of an attempted robbery than aggressive plea for a tip. We hope her assaulter is arrested for his crime.


  1. Theodora

    December 15, 2012 at 9:32 am


    • Sue

      December 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      bad oh, really bad but karen just take it as a warning sign, ur mo gbo mo ya is too much, must u be at every event? supporter of d year………give u self brain and keep wat is left of ur dignity intact!!!!!!!!!!!

    • tatty1

      December 16, 2012 at 5:27 am

      A woman was beaten brutally, and u have the gut to utter this comment? under no circumstances should a man assult a woman.. she is free to go anywhere she wants to go..smh.. It was Tiwa banks assult, now its Karen.. when will this cowardly attitude stop?:(

    • Tosan

      December 16, 2012 at 6:03 am

      It is people like you who don’t find help or sympathy when they need it. Someone is assaulted in this manner and this is the best you can offer? So shall it be for you too.

    • Monica

      December 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      Sue, I kinda agree. I feel bad for her treatment but maybe its time for her to stop going to every party now….I’m sure she’ll be chilling for a bit after this….poor babe…

  2. yinkuzze

    December 15, 2012 at 9:37 am


  3. Lps

    December 15, 2012 at 9:39 am

  4. X factor

    December 15, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Whaat….this is pure insanity, why would you slap a woman for whatever reasons… we seem to have have lost every value for the dignity of our fellow human being on on the platter of hustle and survival, hence barbaric acts have become a part of our every day lives………..I think there is more to this though, cant seem to correlate a part of the story,’ all i did was to go and support my friend Denrele Edun’ ..sounds to me like she was trying to gain entrance into the event without invite, whilst the other story of the security man demanding for money is a pure robbery attempt and not assault……either ways, nothing justifies treating a woman or a fellow human being like this…..I sincerely pray she gets justice….

    • atm

      December 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      It says ‘after she exited the event…’.

  5. nene

    December 15, 2012 at 10:24 am

    this is just too bad. how dare he? ahn ahn. is it by force. karen sorry for the pain and trauma.

  6. Olena Ekaterina Jarrar

    December 15, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Men are just something else especially the uneducated ones!

  7. Love

    December 15, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Xfactor,it surprises me u say she tried to gain entrance without invite…can’t u read?she went to support her won’t she have an iv being they r close…u ppl don’t have sympathy.its ppl like u who r hard hearted…so much envy and negativity.

    • person pikin

      December 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      Excuse you? What’s the connection between not having an IV and being close friends with a host of an event? if the occasion demands she has an invite, why should she not? All this naija mentality sha….tueeh!

      Sorry to deviate.

    • fashionista

      December 16, 2012 at 10:13 am

      Cant you people read!!!!!! the issue here isnt about an invite, the article says nothing of that sort. infact she must have had an invite because despite it being her friends event, the post clearly say as she “exited” the building. you can only exit a building if you entered it in the first place!!!!!

      Open your eyes and READ!

  8. Glam

    December 15, 2012 at 11:05 am

    WTH!!! This is wrong on every level. Even pointing a gun at her? Well, she has done the right thing by instituting legal action.

  9. morris

    December 15, 2012 at 11:26 am

    haha..abeg after wining 30 million you dont have 100 naira to pay for parking….if i were the one i will slap the both side of your face…….rubbish

    • Darkgirlsrock

      December 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      How did the comment moderator, allow this kind of post to go through. Condoning and commending violence. You belong in jail, my friend.

    • Maxi woman

      December 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Definitely belongs in jail I agree. Or at the very least a mental institution.

    • Michelle

      December 15, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      Seriously, do you use ur brain before dropping comments? I doubt that. May this not happen to your mother or sister someday

    • DaDunDun

      December 16, 2012 at 5:02 am

      clearly you are not a man if u feel her not tipping is cause enough for her a woman to get slapped at gunpoint. pray that God helps you grow into a man someday in your life. weakling

    • hmmmmmmmmmm

      December 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      You should be committed for this comment. NO JOKES!!

  10. Demmy

    December 15, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Eya I read the tweets this morning. That was very mean but then people were insulting her on Twitter which was pointless. That guy should be sued.

  11. nita

    December 15, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Hmmm…dis is really sad! Wat is Naija becoming? all in d name of money? Na wah ooo

  12. dimma1

    December 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    The security guard had no right whatsoever!!!. I can’t believe that people are actually looking for a way to justify what he has done. smh.

  13. what

    December 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    This is really bad and so scary…….the thing that annoys me is that because of Karens ‘reputation’ some peeps are seeing this as a joke or that she deserves it…..sigh……no matter what this is inhumane……GEJ should pray very well o…

  14. Edna mills

    December 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Aww bless her…..hmm you still try and sit down one place oooo…

    • JESS

      December 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      True talk… very [email protected] Edna….Karen should sit down in one place..haba, shez @ every party, every event, red carpet or purple carpet……… Looollll…. Karen, sorry ehhnnn, celebrity does come with a price

  15. Beenie

    December 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    @morris and X factor… wa o,may u never be abused in ur lives o.i pity whoever u will be sisters in-law to.i think there are better things to say,if not dont write.People like you would make it difficult to eradicate abuse in naija.May God save us

  16. Omg eeee

    December 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Hmh @ Morris…see how u take summarize the article..chei,how you take pass Waec eh?..I bet you are one of those aspiring to be a Journalist,that will start circulating false reports to destroy people’s lives..Get a pair of glasses and read what is written above all over again.cos from ur own summary ur score is F9….

  17. Love

    December 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    God bless u Vinnie.morris u dint help her work 4 the 30m….and u what do u do?sit blind your computer and hate with no money in the bank.hater!

    • morris

      December 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      its not hate..why should i waste hatred on someone i dont know…besides my account balance is 0 kobo…SO….

  18. PLUSH & LUSH

    December 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    @morris, is your head screwed on right? That someone won N30million does not mean they walk around carrying it on them. And where did you read that the baboon wanted N100 for parking? If someone asks you for money and you don’t have any to give the person (even if you have sef) it is not by force o! Did u see anywhere it was said that the baboon sold something to her maybe, and she refused to pay? Anyway I hope he gets caught and sent back to the zoo where his mates are!!!

  19. jyde

    December 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    We all dey village last nite an were forced to pay “oga i go help u watch your car” money.
    The event was sick an rocked till karen was attacked.
    It left me really bitter,coz the guards had already been paid and allowed to collect title.
    There was no need to beat her.That was wrong and cruel.He slapped her with a gun.
    Nothing gave him the right to beat her. Na im pikin she be?
    You morris,jus wait boyzz go waylay u one day an no be jus beat dem go beat you.Fool!!!!
    U no get sister?
    i close mouth joor. Dis nijah sef.Man tire.

  20. Dee

    December 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    The level of v iolence in this Country is alarming! People go. Around assaulting others because most times they get away with it. We need to take a stand against such!

  21. morris

    December 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    u guys are funny..karen has a loud mouth..who knows what he must have been uttering from her mouth..bottom line against violence against women…but most abused women orchestrate fights….

    • Maxi woman

      December 15, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      You’re clearly not against violence. This rubbish talk about orchestrating violence with a loud mouth, please realize that you can always walk away. The truth is…Morris, you sound bitter. Get help.

    • T.I.

      December 15, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      you have injected ur own into this story to sha justify pointing a lethal weapon at someone who isn’t armed and then violently assaulting a ‘weaker vessel’.

  22. Ify

    December 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    So all u idiots commenting and abusing xfactor, where u there when it happened? What truth is in what she has said now, abeg make unua g sit down for one corner. What support is she giving Denrele? Is it today that Denrele started presenting shows that Karen had to go and give him support? If u ar nt invited to an event, u are not, the security guy was only doing his job, though I don’t condone slapping a lady but the Karen I know wld hve pushed him to limits, pls let’s call a spade a spade and stop being sentimental, some innocent children’s future depend on that job she is trying to take away from the guy, all becos she want to appear on red carpet and news. Msheewwwww

    • Michelle

      December 15, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      You running your mouth here, where you there also? Who said she wasn’t invited? And who told you the animal who slapped her was only doing his job? Psweeeee! I should stop wasting bandwidth replying peeps like you who draw unreasonable conclusions

    • T.I.

      December 15, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      I’m not sure what ur ranting about exactly.. that she’s lying? that he’s justified and therefore this is acceptable, that Karen is looking for attention, that she’s taking someone’s job, that she didn’t go to school and is therefore stupid, that she doesn’t know the proper people to contact for a civil or criminal case, that we’re all idiots for saying justification does not equal right…??? Sha don’t annoy ur boyfriend/fiance/husband cuz u sound like a ranter who might give someone justification to assault you.

  23. chumm

    December 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm


  24. irregadeless

    December 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    [email protected] her pix.was that picture taken where the incident happen?

  25. Ify

    December 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    He pulled a gun on you and asked you for money, then he slapped u becos u didn’t have shey?? And all this while his robbing u as u have claimed, he opened his face for u to see and arrest him later abi?? Abeg Karen go and hide ur face in shame jare. Come to think of it, if it’s robbery then it’s a criminal case not a civil one, so y ar u calling ur lawyers? Ar they to prosecute crime?? Or it is the police thAt will investigate and prosecute an armed robber as u have claimed? Becos u no go school, no mean say we no go. Rubbish and nonsense, and yes am angry, becos I knw she is lying?

    • ruby

      December 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      May same thing happen to you and even worse be done to you and people call u a liar as well…

  26. Chocolata

    December 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm


  27. Dumsy

    December 15, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Let us try to love one another in all our dealings, respecting one another, in speech, attitude & of cos action, lets try to b slow in anger by so doing, solves problems that will escalate to a very big warrrrrrrrrrr. Let love guide us.

  28. Dumsy

    December 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Let us try to love one another in all our dealings, respecting one another, in speech, attitude & of cos action, lets try to b slow in anger by so doing, solves problems that will escalate into a very big warrrrrrrrrrr. Let love guide us.

  29. Creamy_Amie

    December 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Well said @ PLUSH & LUSH!
    The level of violence in this country in d bid to belong is really annoying.
    Must one lie, cheat, steal, kill etc just to belong?

  30. luqman

    December 15, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    She did not deserve that kind of treatment, no matter what really transpired btw both Karen and the security . The rate at which we men are very abusive to women nowadays is very skyrocketing and we don’t have any substantial judiciary to take a look at those perpetrators. Only God will save us in Naija

  31. Truth Hurts!

    December 15, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Why do I have this feeling that there is more to her story that meets the eye ?

    • yeyen

      December 16, 2012 at 2:41 am

      Who cares what the story is??? No one should ever be made to go through that. It is traumatizing and she could have been killed…don’t be so myopic. The world is terrible. Do what you can to make it safe for you and your family.

  32. mercy

    December 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Some of the comments on this post are ludicrous(@Ify and Morris). whether or not she was invited to the event, has a loud mouth etc doesn’t mean she should get assaulted. violence is prevalent in this country hence most pple dont see assault like this as an issue and it’s a big shame. the level of illiteracy and a lack of rule of law is to blame.

  33. chizo

    December 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    weell… even if there is more to this, i dnt see any reason why a man will raise a fist on a woman in the first place. Secodly, if karen said too much, the man wuld have talked back instead of hitting her. To those who think Karen deserve what she got (x-factor, morris and ify), i dnt think u’ve ever been assaulted by a man, bcos if u ve, u will understand that under no circumstances should a man hit a woman. Yet wen they say “DOMESTIC VIOLENCE” you all rush out. it mustn’t necessarily be btwn husbands nd wives, stuffs lyk this counts. That guy should be taught a lesson he will never forget, so dat he doesn’t reapeat this anymore. Men who hit women r cowards…they cant rob fist wit real men.

  34. jyde

    December 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    We have become so used to violence and death,that people couldnt care less.
    Is that it? hmm i wonder.
    Lets see how we react to the crashed chopper with its dead governor and co=horts.

  35. Sommie™

    December 15, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Yea, based on karen’s narration, the guard should be arrested & prosecuted. Did he not recongnize her or what? The fact that these overfed bouncers have little powers shouldn’t make them go about abusing and assaulting people with impunity

  36. sssss

    December 15, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    The security man indeed had no right, but when i saw the caption and picture…… I couldn’t help laughing. Sorry O!

  37. honestman

    December 15, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    don’t judge yet….we dont know the truth yet………was she the only one that parked her car there…why was she the only one slapped……there is a truth somewhere we don’t know yet.

    • jyde

      December 16, 2012 at 2:26 am

      At last somebody has read b/w the lines.
      There were thousands of people and hundreds of fake security.
      The car park was full of people on their husstle wanting victims to drop change.
      No be nijah we dey?
      The real circus was outside.Nijah is in chaos, believe.

  38. Gimmer

    December 15, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Not a Karen fan but I’m in tears that someone assaulted her and no arrests hsve been made. Fomestic violence giant women women should no longer be comdoned in Nigeria. To those animals saying there is more to the story shame on all of you. Ou are all part of the problem in that country. No thing, and I mean nothing she did should have warranted assault

    • Salma

      December 15, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      I think you should try proof reading your comments before posting. You write very incoherently

  39. Kenny

    December 15, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Regardless of what must have transpired between the young woman and this dude who did this to her, i just think its unacceptable. Why can’t we just get along, some women can run their mouth but it shouldn’t warrant this. Only in Nigeria can this happen may God help the women.

  40. T.c

    December 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    @ify…it is a civil mata bkus she’s suin 4 trespas 2 pesn..get dat?

  41. Tolu

    December 15, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Ok. There are some seriously DAFT people here. What the hell are you talking about I.V for. She clearly says this happened after the event. So she obviously didn’t get harassed because she didn’t have an IV(of which how do you even know she didn’t have one). Abi is it after event they ask for your own IVs. Simple analysis. Some of ya’lls thought process are non existent. And to that down right,low life, bitter hater Ify. May this same ordeal be your lot. Then may you have the stupidity to come and rant about it and meet cold shoulders and people laughing in your face. People like you never succeed because of how much hatred and bitterness you have going on. And your bitterness will eat you up and spit out what remains of you. It’s your type that grow old with only cats that end up eating you. Pray for forgiveness for the trash you have uttered here.

  42. Abu Samuel

    December 16, 2012 at 12:56 am

    It is unfair to her! But I pray she’d be a lot more security cautious. It would really to have such a talent suffer worse scenarios… Like RAPE or MURDER.

    May God judge that evil guy who visited such pain on our own Karen! “making everyone a star”

  43. Abu Samuel

    December 16, 2012 at 12:57 am

    It is unfair to her! But I pray she’d be a lot more security cautious. It would really to have such a talent suffer worse scenarios… Like RAPE or MURDER.

    May God judge that evil guy who visited such pain on our own Karen!

  44. yeyen

    December 16, 2012 at 2:39 am

    All I can say is that “It can happen to anybody, anytime, anywhere” and guess what? The next time, the trigger would be pulled and the story would change. For God’s sake how could any one even find reason to condone this?…there is no difference between this attack on Karen and the killing of the ALUU 4. Open your eyes. There is no difference.

  45. Charlie

    December 16, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Can we just pls allow Karen to sort out the issue by herself?
    Fighting over speculations of a story that we can not confirm is not the best attitude for Netizens pls! Lets concentrate on more important issues. Thank God someone mentioned the death of the Kaduna state Governor in a helicopter crash some hours ago. Come to think of it. Helicopters are so dangerous, much more dangerous than planes. They crash virtually all the time due to one fault or the other. I agine the number of American soldiers that have died in such crashes at Afghanistan. May the Governor’s soul rest in peace. Chill out guys!

  46. Otunba

    December 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Peeps, it’s always advisable to listen to both sides before drawing conclusions. That is why God gave us two ears

  47. cathy

    December 16, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    really sad. people sincerely have lost their humanity, no single element left.

  48. HABBA

    December 16, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    EXCUSE ME! there are no two sides to the story! this man pointed a gun at a woman! really what if in the heat of the moment he shot her arm or leg? no mater what she said he should have not pointed a gun at someone that dint have a gun! was she going to stab him with her shoes? NO! and he went on to Slap her! do Nigerian men respect women? why not walk away. Must you hit a Woman to show your Power?

  49. L.A Chick

    December 17, 2012 at 1:56 am

    This is so wrong! That guy must be arrested and locked up!!

  50. iffy

    December 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Hold on did someone say the security guy was doing his job? You mean his job includes harassing an unarmed civilian (a woman ) to the extent of pointing a gun at her? and even if she went there with a purse full of money, the decision to give is hers. what if he had pulled the trigger? we would come here and write RIP or even blame her for not staying at home right?

  51. Truth Hurts!

    December 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    There is more to her story that meets the eye….unless the so called security man is an imposter(ie an arm robber) cos I find it difficult believing that an employee will walk up to a customer and do what the lady said he did unless he is under the influence of something or out rightly insane!

    Do not let your emotions hinder your ability to reason.

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