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ROBBERY ATTACK: Burna Boy in Botswana, may face police quiz on return

Bad December for Burna Boy as show organisers may demand refund of payments

A source close to the camp of Damini Ogulu better known as Burna Boy has revealed that the dancehall singer will honour an invitation by the police to answer for his role in the robbery attack involving his fellow colleague Mr. 2Kay.

The source revealed that Burna Boy is out of the country at the moment as he is currently honouring an invitation to perform in Botswana and will return later this month.

“Burna Boy is not in the country at the moment, but he’ll definitely be back in December because he has a show in Botswana on the 2nd of December, so he should be around after that date to honour the invitation,” the source said.

Two weeks ago, the Lagos State Police Command denied claims by Spaceship Entertainment (the management of Burna Boy) that the artist has honoured the invitation of the police and he is happy to cooperate with the police over allegations that he plotted an attack against Mr 2Kay.

Police spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, who denied the claims by Spaceship Entertainment revealed that Burna Boy is “still on the run contrary to reports making rounds on the internet that the musician has honoured police invitation.”

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He said “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.

Four suspects identified as Balogun Ademola, Obina Igwe, Tunmise Omotore and Joel Kantiock, who claimed to be Burna Boy’s road manager – were paraded by the police in connection with the attack on Mr. 2Kay.

They were alleged to have been offered N100,000 by Burna Boy to teach their victim a lesson.

According to reports, Mr 2kay had just finished performing as one of the main acts during the Buckwyld and Breathless concert weeks ago and had retired to his room at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, around 11 am when the robbers struck.

Mr 2Kay later landed in hospital after he was battered and bruised by the robbers who stormed his hotel room at gunpoint.

The assailants had disguised as room service to gain entry into his room, where they dispossessed him of a wristwatch, gold jewelry, and phones, among other valuables estimated at millions of naira.


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Ahmed Boulor

Boulor is a versatile journalist who is passionate about the world of arts, entertainment, politics and sports. He is also an ardent Arsenal FC fan.