Over six weeks after he was attacked by armed boys in his room at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, Grafton Entertainment act, Mr. 2Kay has finally opened up on the unforgettable experience.
At hitatoe, Burna Boy just had his name dropped from court papers moments ago, in the ongoing case reportedly filed against him for his alleged involvement in fellow singer, Mr 2kay’s robbery and assault.
Here’s an exclusive report from LIB;
‘Moments ago at Court Room 1, magistrate court Ikeja, the armed robbery case brought against Burna Boy, his manager and 3 others by the Lagos State commisioner of Police was heard.
At the hearing, LIB exclusivly obtained the court sheet that states the 5-count charge against the suspects but from the court documents Burna Boy and his manager, Joe Kantiock’s names have been removed.
Burna Boy was not present in court as well and the case has been adjourned till Friday, December 8, 2017 to determine if the suspects in custody will be granted bail or remanded in prison.
A police source who spoke to us said Burna Boy who is reffered to as ‘Damini Ogulu’ is still at large and that may be the reason why his name is not on the court sheet. He also insists that his manager, Joel Kantiock is still in custody.
On November 20th, Lagos state police commissioner, CP. Imohimi Edgal declared Burna Boy wanted while addressing members of the press saying the singer through his road manager contracted the armed robber to attack Mr 2kay in order to teach him a lesson.’
Weeks ago, Police declared popular musician Damini Ogiulu, alias Burna Boy, wanted for his alleged involvement in the attack on his colleague, David Abiye, alias 2Kay.
Acting Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal yesterday said investigations conducted and confessions from some of the suspects arrested showed that Burna Boy contracted them to teach 2Kay a lesson.
Abiye was attacked by four armed men inside his room 847, at Eko Hotels, Victoria Island on October 22.
The singer, who was beaten and tied up by the armed men, allegedly lost his Audemais Piquet (AP), automatic gold wristwatch worth $25,000, gold jewellery valued at N1.5million, mobile phones, a pair of Adidas shoes, cash and perfumes to the thieves who posed as hotel workers.
The suspects are Balogun Ademola, 23, Obinna Igwe, 20 and Omotore Tunmise, 27.
Ademola and Igwe are said to be students of the University of Lagos. Tunmise is an artisan.
“The gang confessed that Burna Boy, through his road manager, Joel Kantiock, paid them to rob Abiye, according to them, to teach the victim a lesson. Kantiock confessed that his boss Ogiulu instructed him to look for armed men that can rob Abiye to teach him a lesson.
He mobilised the gang with an initial cash sum of N50,000 and a subsequent N50,000 when the job was completed.”
Kantiock however, denied knowing any of the suspects. But the gang leader, Omotore, said Kantiock invited him to deal with Mr. 2Kay on the orders of his boss.
“Kantiock called me on the telephone and said Mr. 2Kay had to be beaten up. He said Mr. 2Kay had issues with Burna Boy. On getting to the hotel, he gave me the room number where Mr. 2Kay was.
He led me and three others, including one Sunny, to the elevator and told a security man to open the elevator for us. We posed as room service officials, entered his room and beat him up. We tied him up and collected his phones, a wristwatch and some other things. I was paid N50,000.”
According to Igwe:
“Omotore contacted me. He said Burna Boy told his road manager that he was having a misunderstanding with Mr. 2Kay.”
It now seems to be official that fellow singer, Burna Boy has since been identified by the Lagos State Police Command as mastermind of the attack and has been declared wanted.
But Burna Boy‘s team has revealed in an interview with Punch that he’s not on the run from the police, but is busy recording in the country.
The singer had few weeks ago been invited by the police over the robbery of singer Mr 2Kay at the “Buckwyld N Breathless” concert.
Speaking on the armed robbery attack that left him badly bruised and some of his personal effects stolen, Mr. 2Kay said when he was first threatened by Burna Boy on social media, he quickly reached out to Timaya.
According to him, the “Egberi Papa” called Burna Boy a few weeks before the attack to make peace; apparently, Timaya’s peace effort did not yield the desired result.
Mr. 2Kay who spoke with LIB from his hotel room at Oriental Hotels, Lagos also claimed that since the police caught the suspects that carried out the attack and named their sponsor, Burna Boy has been calling him to apologise but he wants the truth to be told.
He, however, expressed the likelihood of resolving the case out of court.