Nigerian Dancehall star Burna Boy has been accused of being in connection with the armed robbery attack on Mr 2Kay and has been invited by the police for questioning.
Last month Mr 2Kay was robbed at gunpoint in his hotel room at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, during the “Buckwyld N Breathless” concert where he also performed.
According to him, four heavily armed men robbed him of his valuables, including a gold wristwatch, jewelry, and expensive phones.
The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, asked Burna Boy to report to the police station for questioning over the incident on Monday, November 20.
The Lagos State Police Command has refuted the claims by Damini Ogulu a.k.a ‘Burna Boy’s management, Spaceship Entertainment, that the musician has honoured police invitation and that he is not wanted.
The Police Command on Wednesday said that ‘Burna Boy’ was yet to report himself to the police and that he is still on the run. The command in a statement, signed by ASP Olarinde Famous-cole, Police public relations officer, said that only Burna Boy’s father, one Samuel Ogulu visited the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) in-charge of the case with the promise to bring Burna Boy before the police.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said Burna Boy has been told to report to any police station close to him. The Lagos State Acting Police Commissioner, Edgal Imohimi has also declared Burna Boy wanted.
The Command, however, uses this medium to urge Burna Boy’s father and relatives to do right by bringing the musician and turning him into the police before the long arm of the law catches up with him. The command assures that justice will be done.
Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos, Mr. Imohimi said that the robbers were alleged to have received a part payment of N50,000 from Burna Boy before the robbery, and another N50,000 after the robbery.
He said, “Four armed robbers carried out the attack and detectives were able to arrest one of their girlfriends identified as ‘Matejero’. This led to the capture of the others. During interrogation, the robbers confessed that they were hired by Burna Boy through his manager, Joel Kantiock, who was arrested in Zaria, Kaduna State.”
When Bjrlivefm.com reached out to Burna Boy’s management, Buki HQ, on Monday, they denied the allegations but confirmed that the singer was indeed invited for questioning.
They also added that there is a letter to that effect and we will be sending it across to you shortly” although we’re yet to receive the said letter.
Speaking through his manager, Silas, Mr. 2Kay disclosed that Burna Boy had initially threatened to deal with him for speaking ill of Pastors.
The arrested suspects confessed that Burna Boy contracted them through a third party to teach Mr. 2Kay a lesson because he granted HipTV an interview, where he corrected Burna Boy for saying negative things about Nigerian pastors.
2Kay said Burna Boy shouldn’t have spoken ill of pastors because they are anointed men of God so he can’t be talking about them in that manner.
After the interview, Burna Boy sent a message saying “You better have that energy when I come for you because I’m coming for you”.
We thought it was just an empty threat but unknown to us he was serious about it. All along we didn’t want to talk about it because the police are still doing their investigations – his Maanager said.
Meanwhile, Mr. 2Kay does not want any form of trouble, left to him alone he would drop all charges, but for now, it’s left to the police, they have the right to do whatever, but from our own end I don’t think we’re going to be pressing charges.
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