Burna Boy Granted Bail, Case Adjourned

Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, who surrendered himself to the Lagos State Police Command on Friday after going Into hiding for almost a month has been released.

The singer who was declared wanted by the Lagos State Police command for his alleged involvement in the assault and robbery of colleague Mr 2kay appeared in court today and he was granted a 100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) bail.

The case was also adjourned till December 29, 2017.

 

Finally Burna Boy To Be Arraigned In Court Today

Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy, is to be arraigned in court today, December 18th over his alleged involvement in the robbery attack of Mr 2Kay, at the Eko Hotel in October.

Recall that in November, the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, declared Burna Boy ‘wanted’ after his manager, Joe Kantiock, and two of the robbery suspects, confessed that the singer had paid money for the attack to be carried out.

However last Friday December 15th, Burna Boy reported himself to the police command headquarters in Ikeja, weeks after refusing to gonour their invitation.

He was interrogated and detained and then this morning he will be arraigned in court. Our fingers are crossed as we await the outcome.

 

Burna Boy In Police Net Over Alleged Armed Robbery

The Lagos State police Command has arrested a pop star musician, Damini Ogulu, a.k.a Burna boy, over an alleged robbery at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island.

The spokesman for the command, SP Chike Oti confirmed the arrest to reporters on Friday evening in Lagos.

Oti said the musician was arrested over an alleged robbery attack on another popular musician, Mr 2kay at the hotel on Oct. 12.

“He reported to the police today (15/12/2017) at about 5p.m. He was subsequently arrested, interrogated and detained and would have his day in court on Monday 18/12/2017,” Oti said.

It was reported that the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, had on Nov. 20, requested Damini Ogulu to report to the Police for questioning over an alleged attack on a fellow musician.

He gave the name of the musician as Abiye Jombo, popularly known as Mr 2Kay.

The police boss said that Mr 2Kay had reported that he was robbed by four armed men of his valuables, including a gold wristwatch, jewellery and phones, in Room 847 on the eighth floor of the hotel.

According to him, the incident happened during the Buckwyld & Breathless concert.

“Four armed robbers carried out the attack and detectives were able to arrest one of their girlfriends, identified as Matejero, which led to the capture of the others.”

“The suspects apprehended by the Police reportedly mentioned Burna Boy and his manager, Joel Kantiock, who was arrested in Zaria, Kaduna State.

“They claimed they received a part payment of N50,000 before the job, and another N50,000 after the job was completed,” the police boss said.

Police: Burna Boy Yet To Report Over Mr 2kay’s Robbery

The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday said that the musician, Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy, recently declared wanted, has yet to report himself to the police over an alleged robbery operation.

The spokesman for the command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, made this known in a statement, stressing that the musician was still at large over an alleged robbery against another musician.

Mr. Edgal Imohimi, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, had on Monday advised the musician to report at the command.

According to Imohimi, Burna Boy was mentioned in a robbery incident at an event organised by Buckwild Media at Eko Hotel, where Abiye David Jombo, another Nigerian musician popularly known as Mr 2K, was attacked after his performance.

Famous-Cole said, “This is contrary to reports making the rounds on the internet that the musician has honoured the police invitation.

“The command would also like to inform the public that only Burna Boy’s father, one Samuel Ogulu, visited the  Police Officer-in-charge of the case with the promise to bring him before the police.

“The Command, however, is using this medium to urge Burna Boy’s father and relatives to do the right thing by bringing the musician to the police, before the long arm of the law catches up with him.

“The command assures that justice will be done,’’ Famous-Cole said.

He added: “I am using this medium to advise Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, to report to the nearest police station as all efforts to locate him at his Lekki residence have proved abortive.

“On October 22, after a show organised by Buckwild Media, one Jumbo who lodged at Eko Hotel, had returned to his room after his performance when he heard a knock on the door.

“The voice had introduced himself as room service and when Jumbo opened the door, four men gained entrance into the room, dispossessed him of valuables worth N11m and tied up the musician and his girlfriend.

“During interrogation, which involved probing the CCTV camera, a girlfriend of one of the hotel workers was arrested.

“She then led the police to the arrest of three other suspects, including Burna boy’s road manager, Joel Kante.
“The suspects confessed that Burna Boy had contacted them to teach Mr 2K a lesson by beating him up.

“The suspects said Ogulu paid them N50,000 as upfront and also paid another N50,000 after the victim was beaten up and robbed,’’ he said.

(NAN)

Burna Boy In Trouble As Manager Implicates Him

Burna Boy has been dragged into a very messy situation as the Lagos state police command paraded Burna Boy’s manager, Joel Kantiock alongside the armed robbers who attacked Mr 2kay at Eko Hotels on November 20th, 2107.

Speaking to journalists, the leader of the robbery gang, Omotore, 27, confessed that they were the ones that carried out the attack on Mr 2kay on the instructions of Burna Boy’s road manager, Joel Kantiock who told him that his boss gave the orders.

On that day, I was at home when Joel called me on the telephone and said Mr. 2Kay had to be beaten up. that Mr. 2Kay had issues with Burna Boy. When I got to the hotel, he gave me the room number where Mr. 2Kay was. There were three other guys there and Joel took all of us to the elevator and instructed the security man to open the elevator for us.

When we got to Mr 2kay’s room, we beat him and tied him. We also took his wristwatches and other valuable items

One of the robbers, Identified as Igwe and also a student of the University of Lagos, said he volunteered to beat up Mr 2kay up because he is a big fan of Burna Boy. He revealed that he was contacted by Omotore through the phone. He later picked him up at Bariga and they both went to Eko Hotel together.

However, Joel Kantiock denied contracting anyone to beat up and rob Mr 2kay on behalf of his boss and claimed that he had no idea the two artists were having issues.

 

Police Invite Burna Boy Over Robbery On Mr. 2kay

The Lagos State Police Command Monday declared popular artiste, Damini Ogiulu aka Burna Boy, wanted for allegedly masterminding the robbery against fellow artiste, Abiye David Jumbo aka Mr. 2Kay.

Mr. 2kay was attacked last month at Eko Hotel and Suites after attending a show put together by Buckwyld Media Network Limited, which featured many other artistes.

The state acting Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, who made this
disclosure at the state command headquarters in Ikeja, said Burna Boy has been evading arrest.

The victim, Mr. 2kay, had lodged in room 847 on the 8th floor for the Buckwyld show, when he was robbed by four heavily armed men. The robbers were said to have gained entry after claiming they were room service sent up from the hotel reception to clean the room.

The suspect had alleged that the robbers stole his Audemais Piquet gold wristwatch valued at N9million, gold jewelries valued at N1.5million, Iphone7 valued at N380,000, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S5 phones valued at N240,000 and N110,000 respectively, Addidas shoe valued at N75,000, three perfumes valued at N180,000 and N45,000 in cash.

Burna Boy Makes His Hatred For Pastors Public

Controversial Nigerian musician, Burna Boy today shared tweets expressing his dislike for all pastors and preachers. He threatened violence against them in the nearest future and advised people to free themselves by discovering truth through research.

Read tweets below;