The Lagos state Police Commissioner Special Squad has detained 5 policemen attached to Nigerian Singer, Burna Boy for attempted Murder of Two men Identified as Irebami Lawrence and Tolu at Club Cubana in Victoria Island Lagos state on Wednesday, June 8.
According to the reports obtained from PUNCH, it reported that the Trouble at started when the singer and his 5 policemen escorts visited the club at around 4am, the Night of June 8.
About 4 Officers waited Outside while the one of the policeman Identified as Inspector, Ibrahim was with the Singer in the club.
Although the eyewitness who were present at th scene stated that the singer was at the VIP Section with three women when he spotted another woman. It was also said that the Singer authorized Ibrahim to Invite the woman to Join him. But Unfortunately, the woman was with her husband who got angry and accused the singer of making advances of his wife when he was with her.
After some minutes, Burna Boy allegedly 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 traveled to Spain. All his police escorts have been arrested and are currently at the Command headquarters,” said a top source at the office of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.
Sources close to the victims have accused the police of trying to protect Burnaboy while the victims were treating their wounds at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
A friend of one of the victims said they came into Nigeria from the UK and US for a wedding, before the unfortunate incident happened.
”My Guys came to 9ja from England & Usa Respectively 4 a wedding.I invited dem out to club cubana a petty altercation with Burna Boy’s people arose (Cos of woman).The next thing Bullets started flying , one got scraped in the head by a bullet and the other one got shot in the leg.
When we rushed him to the Naval Medic Center they said they had no blood and he needed 3 pints of O+ blood , they said none of us can donate because we had been drinking from the club and then my friend started to shake on the hospital bed like he was losing his life
Good samaritan soldiers then offered to give a pint of blood each which was then used to stabilize him. The doctor said the iphone in his pocket which the bullet went through slowed down the bullet making it less fatal , the iphone saved his life”
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