- Burna Boy has been arrested and detained over the robbery Mr 2Kay in an hotel
- The Soke singer is being investigated for conspiracy in the attack after four people have been arrested over the case
- Among the arrested suspects is Burna Boy's road manager
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that dancehall singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, is cooling his heels in the custody of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos state Command because he was linked to the robbery of his colleague Abiye Jumbo known popularly as Mr 2Kay.
The Soke singer was declared wanted by the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, on November 20, and he was apprehended and detained at SARS office on Friday, December for conspiracy in the robbery of Mr 2Kay. The attacked singer later sued the management of Eko Hotel and Suites for N500 million after getting robbed on their premises.
Though he has spent two days with criminals held in a SARS cell for offences ranging from robbery to theft, Burna Boy might not go to court on Monday as previously touted.
According to Punch, police source on Saturday said that the singer was still making statements to detectives.
“He is currently in the SARS custody and he is helping the police in the investigation. For now, I can’t say categorically what his charges will be but definitely they are related to robbery for which the other suspects were arraigned.”
While another police officer, who is in the know of the case, said Burna Boy’s arraignment might not come up on Monday as earlier planned. He noted that investigators want to present well investigated charges against him before the court. He was quoted as saying:
“His statements are still being taken and there are more revelations. We don’t want to rush to court with charges that will be struck out for lack of evidence. The essence of prosecution is to secure a conviction at the end of the day. That is what we want to ensure.”
Meanwhile, the Lagos state police public relations officer, SP Chike Oti, has confirmed that Burna Boy is being held at SARS. He also added that the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) would come up with the appropriate charges.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that four suspects, including Burna Boy’s road manager, Joel Kantiok, were earlier paraded for allegedly robbing Mr 2Kay on October 22, in his room at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos shortly after his performance during the Buckwyld N Breathless concert held in high-octane hotel.
During their parade, the suspects, except Burna Boy’s road manager had confessed to carrying out the attack on Mr 2Kay on the order of dancehall singer.
During the attack, Mr 2Kay was severely beaten to a pulp and dispossessed him of a wristwatch, gold jewellery, phones among other valuables estimated at millions of naira at gunpoint. He was later tied him up while they fled from the scene of the crime with their loot.
It was earlier reported by NAIJ.com that Burna Boy refused to show up at the police station despite his being declared wanted. His management gave the reason of his being busy in the studio as an excuse.
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