Hip Hop star, Burna Boy arraigned for alleged theft
For his alleged role in the robbery of his friend, dancehall/hip hop musician, Damini Ogulu (aka Burna Boy) was docked by the police yesterday before a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.
He was alleged to have robbed his fellow musician, Abiye David Jombo (aka Mr. 2Kay).Mr. 2Kay was robbed at a gunpoint in his hotel room at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, on October 22, 2017 during the “Buckwyld N Breathless” concert where he also performed.
The Lagos State police invited Burna Boy in connection to the robbery, arrested and detained him after he turned himself in.However, when the matter was called yesterday, he pleaded not guilty to the two- count charge of ‘accessory after the fact’ and ‘conspiracy.The prosecutor, Inspector N. Peters said Burna Boy did not disclose to security operatives what he knew about the armed robbery which took place on October 22, 2017.
The defendant counsel, Bright Idahosa, therefore, asked the court to grant his client bail in the liberal terms, a move which was not opposed by the police prosecutor. However, lawyers for Eko Hotel and Suites and Mr. 2Kay’s record label, Grafton Entertainment, opposed the bail application while insisting that Burna Boy should be a key witness in a sister case, where the main suspects in the armed robbery case against Mr 2Kay, are standing trial.
Specifically, Tayo Reju, holding brief for Eko Hotel and Suites, told the court that should Burna Boy be granted bail, it would jeopardise the sister case at a Lagos State Magistrate’s Court.
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