Nigerian Police issues statement on the Nightclub shooting incident involving Burna boy

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Nigerian Police issues statement on the Nighclub shooting incident involving Burna boy
issues statement on the Nighclub shooting incident involving Burna boy

The Force has released a statement regarding the reported shooting by Burna Boy’s security detail in a nightclub.

The incident that allegedly implicated Burna Boy’s security detail occurred on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Club Cubana on Victoria Island, Lagos, according to an official post made by the Force today, Sunday, June 12, 2022.

The police department also announced that the officers involved in the incident were detained pending an investigation.

The police statement:

RE: CLUB SHOOTING IN LAGOS. The Police personnel alleged and identified in the shooting incident at Club Cubana in Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, have been taken into custody and are being investigated for their involvement in the incident.The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba NPM, psc(+), fdc, describes the circumstances surrounding the incident as unbelievable, has however condemned, in the strongest terms, the unfortunate incident.Consequently, the IGP has directed the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Abiodun Alabi, to carry out a thorough investigation into the matter and forward his report as urgent as possible for further action.CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBIFORCE PRO, FHQ ABUJA 12TH JUNE, 2022.

It was reported that the Lagos State Police Commissioner’s Special Squad detained five policemen attached to Burna Boy, for attempted murder after they shot two fun seekers— Irebami Lawrence and another identified simply as Tolu, at Club Cubana on Wednesday.

According to a preliminary report by the Bar Beach Police Division, trouble started when the singer and five police escorts visited the nightclub around 4 am on June 8.

About four policemen waited while one of the policemen, identified as Inspector Ibrahim, was in mufti, accompanied the Grammy-Award- artiste into the club.


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According to multiple witness statements, the singer was in the VIP section with three 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 lambasted the singer, 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 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.

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