A student in Leicester was bounced from a club because for racist reasons and Police have began investigations on the matter
An investigation has been launched by the Police in Leicester, England, after a man claimed he was turned away from a nightclub because the ‘black quota’ had been filled.
Kosi Orah, 19, was celebrating his birthday with friends when they queued to get in to Leicester’s Ghost nightclub at around 2am on Sunday.
But according to Kosi, who is a first-year economics student at Leicester University, the bouncer turned the group away, allegedly saying there was ‘a quota of the number of black people allowed in the club.’
"He was almost apologetic," Kosi, said.
"But it was sickening. It left us devastated. It was like the kind of incident you heard about happening in parts of America in the 1960s."
Kosi, who plans to work in asset management once he leaves university, made a statement to police alleging a race hate crime.
Student: ‘Is it because we are black?’
Bouncer: ‘That’s what I am saying. I’ve got no problem with you guys.’
Student: ‘So what you’re saying is that Ghost won’t let us in because we are black?’
Bouncer: ‘If it was my club, I would let you in but it isn’t… that’s why I want to set you straight lads.’
Student: ‘There’s four of us.’
Bouncer: ‘Listen to me, listen to me. I’ve got no problem with you guys at all. But that is the rules of the club. That’s it.’
Student: ‘Those are club rules?’
Bouncer: ‘I’m sorry about that lads, alright?’
Student: ‘You’re not letting black guys in?’
Bouncer: ‘Sorry lads, that’s it.’
Another person: ‘They are allowed to let in whoever they want.’
Student: ‘I’ve recorded this whole thing.’
‘We are all deeply saddened and apologise unreservedly for the alleged actions of one of our security door staff employed by a third party partner,’ he said.
‘We feel very strongly that racism has no part in the night-time economy and we feel that this security employee acted out of character.’
Police said: ‘We can confirm that the incident has been reported to Leicestershire Police, it’s been recorded as a racist incident and enquiries are ongoing into the report.
‘Leicestershire Police takes reports of racism extremely seriously and would encourage anyone who has been a victim of such a crime to contact them. Recent figures suggest that 82% of hate crime victims who were surveyed following their report were satisfied with the police response.’