It’s been three years since the Police declared Burna Boy wanted after some men arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for robbing artiste, Abiye Jumbo, aka Mr. 2Kay, owned up to the crime.
The men confessed that they carried out the operation on the orders of Mr. 2Kay’s
colleague, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy.
The men included Joel Kantiok, who claimed to be Burna Boy’s road manager. The
assailants had disguised as room service officials to gain entry into the singer’s room.
They were reported to have beaten him up and dispossessed him of a wristwatch, gold
jewellery, phones, among other valuables estimated at millions of naira, at gunpoint.
They were said to have tied him up and fled with their loot.
The state Acting Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, who paraded the suspects at
the command headquarters in Ikeja on Monday, said the police tracked down the
suspects through footage of Closed Circuit Television cameras installed in the hotel.
Imohimi, who gave a blow-by-blow account of the attack, said Burna Boy paid the gang a
sum of N100,000 “to teach Mr. 2Kay a lesson.”
“At about 2am, someone knocked on the door of Mr. 2Kay’s room and introduced himself as a room service official from the reception.
Mr. 2Kay opened the door and four men entered with a gun. They robbed him of his
Audemais Piquet, an automatic gold wristwatch valued at $25,000; gold jewellery valued at N1.5m; an iPhone 7 valued at
N380,000, a Samsung Galaxy S7 valued at N240,000, Samsung Galaxy S5 worth
N110,000; Addidas shoes valued at N75,000; three bottles of perfume worth N180,000 and a cash sum of N45,000.
Burnaboy is now being called out on twitter as the reason the three men spent years in prison.
See a fans tweet on Twitter below: