IG orders investigation into Burna Boy’s police escorts shooting of married man


The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, has directed Lagos State Police Commissioner, Abiodun Alabi, to investigate the shooting by personnel attached to Grammy Award winner, Burna Boy, at Club Cubana in Lagos.

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

Trouble started when one of the police escorts attached to the Grammy Award winner shot a man who reacted when the singer allegedly made passes at his wife.

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

About four policemen waited outside while one of the policemen, identified as Inspector Ibrahim, who was in mufti, accompanied Burna into the club.

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.

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

It added that the IGP has ordered Lagos police boss to investigate the matter and report back “as urgent as possible”.

The statement is reproduced in full below:

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.

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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