The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, CSP Abiodun Alabi, to carry out an urgent and thorough investigation into the alleged shooting incident involving the police personnel attached to Nigerian Singer, Burna Boy.
A statement released today June 12, by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson of the state police command, on the incident, says the police boss has condemned it and has ordered a full-scale investigation.
The statement reads;
”Police personnel alleged and identified in the shooting incident at Club Cubana in Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, have been taken into custody and are being investigated for their involvement in the incident.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba NPM, psc(+), fdc, who describes the circumstances surrounding the incident as unbelievable, has however condemned, in the strongest terms, the unfortunate incident.
Consequently, the IGP has directed the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Abiodun Alabi, to carry out a thorough investigation into the matter and forward his report as urgent as possible for further action.”
Punch reports that a preliminary report by the Bar Beach Police Division states that trouble started when the singer and five police escorts visited the nightclub around 4am on June 8. About four policemen waited outside while one of the policemen, identified as Inspector Ibrahim, who was in mufti, accompanied the Grammy-Award-winning artiste into the club.
Burna Boy reportedly made passes at a woman who was with her husband and when the husband got angry at Burna Boy, tempers flared and Inspector Ibrahim fired his service pistol.
In the process, 27-year-old Lawrence was shot in the thigh while his friend, Tolu, was hit in the head by a bullet. This caused a commotion in the club.
“Aware of what he had done, Burna Boy took the next flight out without even informing the policemen. He only made a video call to them to inform them that he had traveled to Spain. All his police escorts have been arrested and are currently at the Command headquarters,” said a top source at the office of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.