The Lagos state police command has refuted claims by Burna Boy’s management that he has honored the police investigation issued yesterday November 20th.
Recall that the Lagos State Police commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, at a press conference in the command headquarters yesterday, said that Burna Boy is a person of interest in the on-going investigation into Mr 2kay’s robbery attack at Eko Hotel last month.
The commissioner publicly announced that Burna Boy should immediately report to the nearest police station for questioning as he has been named by arrested suspects as the mastermind of the alleged crime.
Reacting to the news, Burna Boy’s management released a statement this evening claiming that he has honoured the police invitation. Part of the statement reads
‘The first and only invitation Burna Boy has ever received from the police was issued yesterday November 20th, 2017. This invitation was honoured yesterday November 20th, 2017 and it has been made clear that he is happy to cooperate with the police as best as he can. It is pertinent to note that he was never served an arrest warrant nor has he been declared wanted’
However, when LIB reached out to confirm this, the spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said it was only Burna Boy’s father, Samuel Ogulu, that came to the station yesterday after the press conference with claims that he, Burna Boy, is not in the country and that as soon as he arrives Nigeria, he would come to the command’s headquarters.
Olarinde, however, says that the state police command believes that Burna Boy is currently on the run and that they do not believe his father’s claim that he is out of the country.
The robbery suspects that attacked Mr 2kay in Eko hotel have confessed to the police that Burna Boy paid them N100, 000 to attack Mr. 2Kay and teach him a lesson.
Watch the video of the commissioner speaking at the press briefing yesterday below