Burna Boy, an award-winning singer, is currently in hot water after his security team broke the law by shooting two men at a club for confronting the singer.
Five police officers assigned to the singer have been detained by the Lagos State Police Commissioner’s Special Squad for attempted murder.
On Wednesday, June 8, security escorts shot two men, Irebami Lawrence and Tolu, at the Cubana Chief Priest’s club, Club Cubana, on Victoria Island, Lagos.
Punch reports that a preliminary report by the Bar Beach Police Division stated that trouble started when the singer and five police escorts visited the nightclub around 4am on June 8. About four policemen waited outside while one of the policemen, identified as Inspector Ibrahim, who was in mufti, accompanied the Grammy Award winning artiste into the club.
The publication stated that multiple witness said the singer was in the VIP section with three women when he spotted another woman. He was reported to have told Ibrahim to invite the woman to join him. Unknown to him, the lady was with her husband who got angry and accused the singer of making advances on his wife while he was with her.
After some minutes, Burna Boy allegedly made fresh advances at the woman. This infuriated her husband further and his friends who had gathered 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.
In the process, 27 year old Lawrence was shot in the thigh while his friend, Tolu was hit in the head by a bullet. This caused a commotion in the club.
It was learnt that Burna Boy and his crew then drove off to one of his properties at the Elegushi end of the Lekki-Epe expressway before leaving for Lekki Phase 1.
A friend of one of the victims said they came into Nigeria from the UK and US for a wedding, before the unfortunate incident happened. Burna Boy is yet to make any statement regarding this allegation.
Confirming the incident, the spokesman for the Lagos State Police command, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the focus of the investigation was the policemen. Hundeyin said that the police had not received complaint from any victim.
Nigerians took to the comment section to air their thoughts on the issue.
oluwatosin_alo : E don start again
vheeny_ : Things celebrities do and get away with
chiomanatasha : Hmmm what shall we call this yeye behavior?
aninobabs : I hope this story is not true. If it is, I hope Burna faces the consequences. What’s with our police men and rich people in this country, have they nit stopped it?
t.oluwase : Mtchww….what guts… making advances to another man’s wife in his presence o nonsense behavior!
happinesspaulinus : Jesus Christ… Them suppose detain Burna Boy too…
judas_iscariot : Let them arrest Burna Boy also so he cool down a little bit.