The Lagos State Police Command has refuted the claims by Spaceship Entertainment, the Management of Damini Ogulu, popularly known as ‘Burna Boy’, that the Musician had honoured Police invitation and was not wanted.
The Lagos State Police Command, on Wednesday, said that Burna Boy was yet to report himself to the Police, and was still on the run.
In a Statement signed by ASP Olarinde Famous-cole, Police Public Relations Officer, the Command said 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 urged Burna Boy’s father and relatives to do right by bringing the Musician and turning him in to the Police before the long arm of the Law catches up with him.
Spaceship Entertainment, in a Statement on Tuesday, said that Burna Boy was never declared wanted by the Nigerian Police because he had already honoured the invitation served him on Monday, 20th November, 2017, and that Burna Boy was not in any way involved with the robbery and beating up of Grafton Records’ Artiste, Mr. 2Kay, on 22nd October, 2017.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgar on Monday, declared the controversial dancehall singer, Burna boy, wanted, in connection with the robbery and assault case on singer, Mr. 2Kay, which occurred on 22nd October, 2017, in his room at Eko Hotel and Suites after performing at 2Face’s Buckwyld and Breathless Concert.
Edgar Imohimi, speaking to Channels, said that the suspects were tracked through footage caught on the CCTV cameras installed in the hotel. He said:
“At about 2 a.m., someone knocked on the door of Mr 2Kay’s room and introduced himself as a Room Service Official from the Reception. Mr 2Kay opened the door and four men entered with a gun.
“They robbed him of his Audemais Piquet, an automatic gold wristwatch valued at $25,000; gold jewellery valued at N1.5m; an iPhone 7 valued at N380,000, a Samsung Galaxy S7 valued at N240,000, a Samsung Galaxy S5 worth N110,000; Adidas shoes valued at N75,000; three bottles of perfume worth N180,000, and a cash sum of N45,000.”
During the investigations, Nimota Mutajero, the girlfriend of one of the gang members, was arrested. Her confession led to the arrest of three suspects.
They confessed that one Damini Ogulu, a.k.a Burna Boy, an artiste, through his Road Manager, one Joel Kantiock, contacted and paid them to rob Mr 2Kay to teach him a lesson. Kantiock was subsequently picked up in his hideout in Zaria, Kaduna State. He confessed that his boss, Burna Boy, instructed him to look for armed men that could rob Mr. 2Kay.
Burna Boy mobilised the gang with an initial cash sum of N50,000 and a subsequent sum of N50,000 when the job had been completed.
“I advise Ogulu, a.k.a Burna Boy, to report himself at the nearest Police Station since efforts to locate him at his residence or any known hangouts, have proved abortive,” the Police Commissioner added.