Burna Boy: Police Begin Investigation Of Club Shooting In Lagos - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Sunday, June 12, 2022

Burna Boy: Police Begin Investigation Of Club Shooting In Lagos

The Daily Crucible | Sunday, June 12, 2022

The Police personnel alleged and identified in the shooting incident at Club Cubana in Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, have been taken into custody and  are being investigated for their involvement in the incident.

Five policemen attached to singer, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, were arrested and detained for attempted murder after they had shot two fun seekers— Irebami Lawrence and another identified simply as Tolu— at Club Cubana on Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday.

The Daily Crucible learnt that the Bar Beach Police Division preliminary reports showed that trouble erupted in the club when the singer and five police escorts visited the nightclub around 4am on June 8.

While four of the policemen waited outside, one identified as Inspector Ibrahim dressed in mufti, followed the Grammy-Award-winning artiste into the club.

Witness statements alleged that the singer was in the VIP wing with three ladies when he spotted another lady.

He was reported to have told Ibrahim to invite the said lady over to join him but the lady’s husband seriously frowned at was the singer's advances.

The protective husband lambasted the singer, arguing it was disrespectful for any man to make advances at his wife.

Some minutes later, Burna Boy reportedly made another advances at the woman, and there was yet further angry reaction from the husband and in the ensuing commotion, the police escort pulled a pistol and allegedly shots in the club. Two were wounded on the process.

Reacting to the incident on Sunday, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, who describes the circumstances surrounding the unfortunately shooting as unbelievable, however condemned it, in the strongest terms.

Consequently, the IGP has directed the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Abiodun Alabi, to carry out a thorough investigation into the matter and forward his report as urgent as possible for further action, according Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Muyiwa Adejobi. 

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