Burna Boy, alias Damini Ogulu, has stated that Nigerian social media no longer surprises him.
This comes only days after accusations surfaced that the singer’s police officers shot and killed two revelers at Club Cubana on Victoria Island.
According to The PUNCH, the Lagos State Police Commissioner’s Special Squad nabbed five police officers linked to Burna Boy for attempted murder after shooting two revelers, Irebami Lawrence and Tolu, inside Club Cubana on Victoria Island in Lagos on Wednesday.
The musician and five police escorts visited the nightclub about 4 a.m. on June 8, according to a preliminary investigation by the Bar Beach Police Division.
Four police officers waited outside as one of them, Inspector Ibrahim, who was dressed in mufti, escorted the Grammy-winning performer into the club.
The musician was in the VIP section with three women when he spotted another woman, according to various witness testimony.
He allegedly told Ibrahim to invite the woman to come with him. The lady’s husband, on the other hand, was alleged to have slammed the artist, claiming that any guy making overtures at his wife was disrespectful.
Burna Boy reportedly made new passes at the woman after a few minutes. This upset her spouse even more, as did his buddies at the club.
“As things heated up, Ibrahim pulled out his service weapon and fired multiple shots while Burna Boy laughed,” a senior cop stated.
Lawrence, 27, was shot in the leg during the incident, while his friend Tolu was struck in the head by a bullet. There was a ruckus in the club as a result of this.
Burna Boy and his entourage then drove to one of his houses around the Elegushi end of the Lekki-Epe Expressway before heading to Lekki Phase 1 according to reports.
Burna Boy, who was well aware of what he had done, boarded the next flight without even telling the cops. He only communicated with them via video conference to inform them that he had traveled to Spain.
“All of his police escorts have been detained and are currently being held at the Command headquarters,” a top source in the Lagos State Commissioner of Police’s office claimed.
However, in his first public statement following the tragedy, the musician stated that he would not be surprised if it was published on social media that he founded Boko Haram.
On Wednesday, he said on his Twitter page, “Nigerian social media might declare BURNA BOY began Boko haram, e no go shock me.”