Grammy Award Winner, Burna Boy On The Run As Police Escorts Shoot Married Man After Singer Made Advances At His Wife In A Night Club
Grammy award winning singer, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy is reportedly on the run as the Lagos State Police Commissioner’s Special Squad has detained his five police escorts for attempted murder after they shot two fun seekers— Irebami Lawrence and another identified simply as Tolu— at Club Cubana on Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday.
Trouble started when the singer and five police escorts visited the nightclub around 4am on June 8, a preliminary report by the Bar Beach Police Division says.
About four policemen waited outside while one of the policemen, identified as Inspector Ibrahim, who was in mufti, accompanied Burna Boy into the club. Multiple witness told Punch Newspaper that, the singer was in the VIP section with three women when he spotted another woman and told his escort, Ibrahim 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, Burna Boy reportedly made fresh advances 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.
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,” a top source at the office of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police told Punch 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.
A brother to the victim, who identified himself only as Jide, said his brother had undergone surgery to remove the bullet lodged in his thigh. Jide added that Irebami, who is based in the United States of America, arrived in Nigeria a week ago for a wedding.
He also berated the management of Club Cubana for not doing enough to forestall the situation, adding that the club management had not even reached out to the family since the incident occurred.