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Burna Boy on the run from police over robbery and assault

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Dancehall star Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy is wanted by the police for violently robbing and beating up fellow musician Abiye David aka 2Kay.

Mr. 2Kay was robbed at gunpoint during 2Baba’s Buckwyld and Breathless on October 22nd 2017 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

According to the report given by 2Kay’s label, four robbers forced themselves into his room with a gun threatening to shoot the artist should he attract attention.

The robbers brutally beat 2Kay before locking him in the bathroom with both hands and legs tied. They stole his valuables including jewelry, clothes, perfumes, phones, and money.

2Kay after he was beaten and robbed at his hotel room. Photo/Courtesy
2Kay after he was beaten and robbed at his hotel room. Photo/Courtesy

Police arrested four suspects including Burna Boy’s road manager Joel Kantiok in connection with the robbery and assault of 2Kay.

The three other suspects arrested by the police include; Balogun Ademola, 23, Obinna Igwe, 20 and Omotore Tunmise.

Three of the four suspects Balogun Ademola, Obina Igwe, and Tunmise Omotore confessed to the crime. The gang leader Omotore told journalists that they were hired by Burna Boy’s road manager Joel Kantiok who told him his boss needed to deal with 2Kay.

Joel Kantiok, Burna Boy’s road manager and three other suspects Balogun Ademola, Obina Igwe, and Tunmise Omotore arrested in connection with 2Kays' robbery. Photo/Premium Times Nigeria
Joel Kantiok, Burna Boy’s road manager and three other suspects Balogun Ademola, Obina Igwe, and Tunmise Omotore arrested in connection with 2Kay’s robbery. Photo/Premium Times Nigeria

Burna Boy’s record label Spaceship Entertainment on Tuesday November 21st issued a statement saying that the singer honored police invitation to turn himself in.

Police command however debunked the statement by Burna boy’s management that he honored their Monday invitation.

A statement released on Wednesday by police spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, an Assistant Superintendent (ASP) said Burna Boy was yet to present himself to the police.

Olarinde stated that Burna Boy was still on the run contrary to reports making rounds on the internet that the musician had honored police Invitation.

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

“The Command however uses this medium to urge Burna Boy’s father and relatives to do right by bringing the musician and turning him in to the law catches up with him,” the statement said.

 

 

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