Pandemonium erupted on Thursday after Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, was trapped in an elevator of a Lagos hotel.
The monarch was said to have been at the Intercontinental Hotel in Victoria Island to watch ‘Queen Moremi: The Musical’, a stage play, when the incident occurred.
According to a viral video on the Internet, people from the Ooni entourage were seen yelling at the staff of the hotel over the failure of the elevator, which left the royal father trapped for a while.
Efforts were made by members of the hotel and the entourage, who adopted different methods to get the Ooni out of the elevator.
After some minutes, the Ooni was seen walking into the venue of the stage play alongside his wife and his entourage.
Confirming the incident, the Ooni said he was inside the elevator for “nearly 30 minutes”.
See the video of the Ooni’s trapping in the elevator below: