Burna Boy had his cops escorts shoot a married man for complaining after the singer made advances at his wife
The Lagos police command has apprehended five police officers associated with Nigerian artist Damini Ogulu, alias Burna Boy, for attempted murder after they shot two revelers.
Irebami, Lawrence and Tolu have been recognized as the victims.
According to Sunday Punch, the shooting occurred on Wednesday at Club Cubana on Victoria Island in Lagos.
Burna Boy was discovered to be laughing during the incident and then flew to Spain.
The musician and five police escorts visited the nightclub about 4 a.m. on June 8, according to a preliminary report from the Bar Beach Police Division.
It was learned that four police officers waited outside while one of them, known as Inspector Ibrahim, who was dressed in mufti, escorted the Grammy-winning performer into the venue.
The musician was in the VIP section with three women when he spotted another woman, according to various witness testimony.
He allegedly told Ibrahim to invite the woman to come with him.
The lady’s husband, on the other hand, was alleged to have slammed the artist, claiming that any stranger making approaches on his wife was disrespectful.
Burna Boy reportedly made new passes at the woman after a few minutes.
This upset her spouse even more, same as his buddies at the club.
“As things were getting heated, Ibrahim brought out his service pistol and shot multiple times while Burna Boy was laughing,” said a senior policeman.
Lawrence, 27, was shot in the leg during the incident, while his friend Tolu was struck in the head by a bullet. There was a ruckus in the club as a result of this.
Burna Boy and his entourage then drove to one of his houses around the Elegushi end of the Lekki-Epe Expressway before heading to Lekki Phase 1 according to reports.
“After realizing what he’d done, Burna Boy boarded the next flight without even telling the cops. He only communicated with them via video conference to inform them that he had traveled to Spain. All of his police escorts have been detained and are being held at the Command headquarters,” a top source in the Lagos State Commissioner of Police’s office told Sunday Punch.
According to sources close to the victims, the police were attempting to protect the Grammy Award winner due to his celebrity while the victims were being treated for their injuries at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja.
Jide, Irebami’s brother and one of the casualties, claimed his brother had surgery to remove the bullet stuck in his thigh.
Irebami, according to Jide, is based in the United States and was only in Nigeria for a wedding a week ago.
According to him, the administration of Club Cubana was also implicated in the circumstance because they did not do anything to prevent it.
He claimed that since the occurrence, the club’s management had not even attempted to contact the family.
Bose Ogulu, Burna Boy’s manager and mother, did not reply to requests for comment.
However, Benjamin Hundeyin, a spokesman for the state police command, said the officers were the focus of the investigation.
Hundeyin said that no victim had filed a complaint with the police.
The Scandalous Past of Burna Boy
Burna Boy is no stranger to controversies and scandals.
The artist was wanted by the Lagos police command in 2017 in connection with the robbery of another well-known musician, Mr. 2kay.
In October 2017, an alleged robbery happened at the Eko Hotel and Suites.
The suspected robbers’ gang leader, Tunmise Omotore, claimed they were acting on the orders of Burna Boy’s road manager at the time, Joel Kantiock.
Burna Boy and his father were also arrested by the police after an altercation in May 2020, according to his neighbors.
His neighbors allegedly complained about noises coming from his residence, which sparked the altercation.
In November 2021, a US-based event promoter, Emmanuel Chinyere Uzoh, the CEO of Gold Moola Entertainment, accused Burna Boy and his manager mother, Bose Ogulu, of extortion.
In an Instagram post, Uzoh accused the singer of refusing to perform at a concert despite being paid in full.