Police escorts attached to Nigerian artist Burna Boy have been arrested for shooting at a nightclub in Lagos.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday 8th of June. According to witnesses, the officers assigned to Burna Boy as escorts shot at two persons in the Club Cubana. The victims who have been identified as Irebami Lawrence and Tolu , suffered severe injuries from the attack.
According to an eyewitness, Burna boy had arrived at the club with his five police escorts by 4am. Four officers had waited outside while one officer identified as Inspector Ibrahim followed the singer inside.
The Grammy-winning singer was in the VIP lounge when he spotted a woman and instructed Ibrahim to fetch her. Unknown to him that the woman was married and with her husband. The husband confronted Burna Boy and demanded that he stopped making advances at his wife.
Burna Boy did not take the husband, Mr. Lawrence, seriously and proceeded to make fresh advances at the lady. Lawrence in annoyance invited his friend, Tolu, to come to his aid and this prompted Burna Boy’s escort to open fire on the two.
The 27-year-old Lawrence was shot in the thigh while his friend, Tolu, was hit in the head by a bullet.
The escorts have been detained by the Nigerian Police, however, Burna Boy has since fled the country. Attempts to reach him through his manager, Mrs. Bose Ogulu, who is also his mother, have proved futile.