By Oluwatobi Opusunju
The Lagos State Police Command has declared that Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy is yet to report himself to the police over the alleged robbery operation carried out on his colleague, Mr 2kay.
Lagos State Police PRO, Olarinde Famous-Cole made this known on Wednesday through a statement that the singer who was declared wanted recently is still at large.
According to him, it’s imperative that the family of the singer do the right thing by turning him in, otherwise he risks facing the wrath of the law.
The statement reads in part “The Lagos State Police Command would like to inform members of the public that Damini Ogulu a.k.a ‘Burna Boy’ is YET to report himself to the police and still on the run contrary to reports making rounds on the internet that the musician has honoured 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 into the police before the long arm of the law catches up with him. The command assures that justice will be done.”
He added: “I am using this medium to advise Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, to report to the nearest police station as all efforts to locate him at his Lekki residence have proved abortive.
“On October 22, after a show organised by Buckwyld Media, one Jumbo who lodged at Eko Hotel, had returned to his room after his performance when he heard a knock on the door.
“The voice had introduced himself as room service and when Jumbo opened the door, four men gained entrance into the room, dispossessed him of valuables worth N11m and tied up the musician and his girlfriend.
“During interrogation, which involved probing the CCTV camera, a girlfriend of one of the hotel workers was arrested.
“She then led the police to the arrest of three other suspects, including Burna boy’s road manager, Joel Kante.
“The suspects confessed that Burna Boy had contacted them to teach Mr 2K a lesson by beating him up.
“The suspects said Ogulu paid them N50,000 as upfront and also paid another N50,000 after the victim was beaten up and robbed.’’
However, according to reports, Burna Boy’s management has since maintained that the artiste has nothing to do with the robbery incident.
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