Sun, Aug

Burna Boy’s Police Escorts Arrested For Police Brutality


Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy and his associates have been accused of almost killing some fun-seekers at a nightclub. Five policemen attached to the Grammy award winning singer, have been detained by the Lagos police command for what was termed attempted murder of the two fun-seekers. The victims were identified as Irebami Lawrence and Tolu. A few days ago, multiple eyewitness accounts revealed that the singer was at the VIP section of Club Cubana on Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday with three women when he spotted another woman. Burna Boy was reported to have told Inspector Ibrahim, one of his escorts who was in mufti, to invite the woman to join him.

However, the lady’s husband was said to have lambasted the singer, insisting that it was disrespectful for any man to make advances at his wife.

After some minutes, the singer reportedly made another advance 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 at the office of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police. 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.

“Aware of what he had done, Burna Boy took the next flight out without even informing the policemen. He only made a video call to them to inform them that he had travelled to Spain. All his police escorts have been arrested and are currently at the Command headquarters,” said another top police source.

Sources close to the victims said the police were already making attempts to protect Burna Boy because of his status while the victims were treating their wounds at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.