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.

 

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)