The Lagos State Police Command has declared wanted popular musician, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, for a robbery attack on another artist, Abiye Jumbo, popularly known as Mr. 2Kay.
This followed the confession of three of the four suspects arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly robbing Jumbo.
The three of them were said to have confessed to the invoement of Ogulu in the robbery.
Those arrested and paraded at the Lagos State Police Command in Ikeja by the Commissioner of Police, Edgar Imohimi, on Monday were Balogun Ademola, Obina Igwe, Tunmise Omotore and Joel Kantiok, who claimed to be Burna Boy’s road manager.
They said Ogulu ordered them to carry out the attack on Mr. 2Kay on October 22, 2017 in his room at the Eko Hotel and Suites on Victoria Island after performing at 2face’s ‘Buckwyld N Breathless’ concert.
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.
Imohimi said the police tracked down the suspects through footages of the hotel’s Closed Circuit Television.
Imohimi said: “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.
“The gang then tied him and his girlfriend up before leaving the room.
“During investigations, the girlfriend of one of the gang members, Nimota Mutajero, was arrested.
“Her confession led to the arrest of three suspects.
“They confessed that one Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, an artiste, through his road manager, one Joel Kantiock, contacted and paid them to rob Mr. 2Kay to teach him a lesson.
“Kantiock was subsequently picked up in his hideout at Zaria, Kaduna State.
“He confessed that his boss, Burna Boy, instructed him to look for armed men that could rob Mr. 2Kay.
“Burna Boy mobilised the gang with an initial cash sum of N50,000 and a subsequent sum of N50,000 when the job had been completed.
“I advice Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, to report himself at the nearest police station since efforts to locate him at his residence at 7, Cheview Estate, Lekki or any known hangouts have proved abortive.”