The Lagos State Police Commissioner’s Special Squad has detained five policemen attached to the singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy , for shooting two fun-seekers , Irebami Lawrence and another identified simply as Tolu at Club Cubana on Victoria Island , Lagos State , on Wednesday .
According to the report by the Bar Beach Police Division , trouble started when the singer and five police escorts visited the nightclub around 4am on June 8.
About four policemen waited outside while one of the policemen , identified as Inspector Ibrahim , who was in mufti, accompained Burna Boy into the club.
According to multiple witness statements, the singer was in the VIP section with three other women when he spotted another woman.
He was reported to have told Ibrahim to invite the woman to join him.
However, the lady’s husband was said to have shouted at the singer angrily, insisting that it was disrespectful for any man to make advances on 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.
In the process, 27 year old Lawrence was shot in the thigh while his friend Tolu, was hit on the head by a bullet.
It was learnt that Burna Boy and his crew drove off after this. Aware of what he had done, Burna Boy took the next flight to Spain without informing the policemen. He only made a video call to inform them of his travel.
People 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 Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
A source had revealed that one of the victims, Irebami, who is based in the United States of America , arrived in Nigeria a week ago for a wedding.
Attempts to get a response from Burna Boy’s manager, Mrs Bose Ogulu, who is also his mother, proved abortive as she neither responded to calls nor a text message.
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