With recent report that surfaced internet reported that Dancehall singer Burna Boy is wanted by Nigerian Police Force for questioning for been involved in the robbery incident of Mr. 2Kay at Eko Hotel & Suites few weeks ago.
According to popular blogger, Linda Ikeji, reported that a guy named Joel, said to be Burna Boy‘s road manager, was the last person to leave Mr 2Kay’s hotel room. While online tabloid Pulse Nigeria reaching out to Burna Boy’s Publicist, Bukky HQ who confirmed that he was invited by the police.
“Yes he has been invited, but very nicely, there was a letter to that effect, no questioning, no arrested”.
Linda Ikeji later released a screen shot of a chat conversation between Mr. 2kay and Burna Boy where the dancehall threatened to deal with Mr. 2kay over his comments on his tweet about beating up pastors. The convo between the two acts allegedly happened 10 days before the Eko Hotel robbery.
Dancehall Singer Burna Boy Invites by Police for Having Hand in Mr.2kay’s Robbery Attack at Eko Hotel
In a sudden twist of events, the Nigerian Police Force has reportedly declared Burna Boy wanted for questioning over the robbery of Mr. 2Kay at Eko Hotel. This new piece of information contradicts what Mr. 2Kay’s manager had earlier said about Burna Boy’s whereabouts.
“Four armed robbers carried out the attack and detectives were able to arrest one of their girlfriends who is identified as ‘Matejero‘ which led to the capture of the others. During interrogation, the robbers confessed that they were hired by Burna Boy through his manager, Joel Kantiock who was arrested in Zaria, Kaduna State.
“They confessed to receiving a part payment of 50,000 Naira before the job and another 50,000 was paid to the robbers directly by Burna Boy when the job was done. At the moment, efforts to apprehend Burna Boy is proving futile but we count on him to make himself available for questioning immediately” said Lagos State Police commissioner, Edgal Imohimi reportedly said in a press conference today, Monday, November 20, 2017.
Burna Boy’s manager Joel Kantiock did not respond to any of our messages to comment on this story. We also reached out to Buki HQ about the police declaring Burna Boy wanted and she gave up no new information.
Tonye Ibiama of CEO of Grafton Records, 2Kay’s record label confirmed that Burna Boy was called for questioning yesterday but he did not honour the invitation and that’s why he is now wanted.
It would be recalled that on October 22, 2017, Mr. 2kay was robbed and assaulted in his hotel room at the Eko Hotel and Suites after the Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless concert where he also performed.
After the incident, PR consultant, Sakpaide Ogaga, said Mr 2Kay was in the room with a friend and struggled with one of the robbers, as the others punched and hit him with a gun, repeatedly warning that they will shoot if he didn’t calm down.
The Duty Manager of the Eko Hotels & Suites who gave her name as just Funmi told Pulse back in October that the incident was under investigation by the police.
“Since yesterday, the police and the security officials of the hotel have been working round the clock to investigate what really happened,” she said.
However, Mr. 2kay has reportedly sued the management of Eko Hotel and Suites with a N500M lawsuit.