BURNA BOY: Nightclub Shooting: IG directs Lagos CP to do this

Usman Baba, the Inspector General of Police, has instructed Lagos State Police Commissioner, Abiodun Alabi, to carryout an investigation on the shooting by personnel attached to Grammy Award winner, Burna Boy, at Club Cubana in Lagos.

The horrifying incident which occurred on Wednesday, June 8, left two people hospitalised, with one needing blood transfusion to stabilise.

Trouble however began shortly when one of the police escorts shot a man who reacted when the singer allegedly made passes at his wife.

The singer and five other police escorts visited the nightclub around 4a.m. on June 8.

According to reports, It was Ibrahim who allegedly did the shooting.

While the man, Irebami Lawrence, was hit on the thigh, his friend, identified as Tolu, got hit in the head.

When Vanguard reached the State Police Command for comment, they said they were carrying out an investigation.

According to Superintendent Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, “I don’t have the details,” but “Investigation is ongoing.”

However, it was learned that the officers were from Abuja, over whom Lagos had no jurisdiction.

However, in a statement issued by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer, entitled CLUB SHOOTING IN LAGOS, dated June 12, noted that the officers were in custody.

The IGP has also ordered Lagos police boss to investigate the matter and report back “as urgent as possible”.

The statement is reads:

RE: CLUB SHOOTING IN LAGOS.  The Police personnel alleged and identified in the shooting incident at Club Cubana in Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, have been taken into custody and  are being investigated for their involvement in the incident.

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba NPM, psc(+), fdc, who describes the circumstances surrounding the incident as unbelievable, has however condemned,  in the strongest terms,  the unfortunate incident.

Consequently, the IGP has directed the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Abiodun Alabi, to carry out a thorough investigation into the matter and forward his report as urgent as possible for further action.



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