Men of the Nigerian Police have declared Nigerian artiste, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy wanted in connection with an attack carried out on fellow artiste, Mr 2Kay, born David Abiye.
The Police, through the Acting Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, yesterday revealed that investigation into the attack on Abiye revealed that Burna Boy contracted four suspects to teach him a lesson.
The suspects named in connection to the assault case include Balogun Ademola, 23, Obinna Igwe, 20 and Omotore Tunmise, 27.
According to report, Abiye was attacked by four men inside his room, room 847, at Eko Hotels, Victoria Island on October 22.
Mr 2Kay was reported to have been beaten by the suspects and later tied up by the armed men.
Abiye reportedly lost his Audemais Piquet (AP), automatic gold wristwatch worth $25,000, gold jewellery valued at N1.5million, mobile phones, a pair of Adidas shoes, cash and perfumes to the thieves who posed as hotel workers.
The suspects, Ademola and Igwe are said to be students of the University of Lagos while Tunmise is an artisan.
“The gang confessed that Burna Boy, through his road manager, Joel Kantiock, paid them to rob Abiye, according to them, to teach the victim a lesson. Kantiock confessed that his boss Ogiulu instructed him to look for armed men that can rob Abiye to teach him a lesson.
“He mobilised the gang with an initial cash sum of N50,000 and a subsequent N50,000 when the job was completed.”
The gang leader, Omotore, however claimed that Burna Boy’s manager, Kantiock, who had earlier claimed innocence in the case was invited him to deal with the artiste on the orders of his boss.
Kantiock however, denied knowing any of the suspects. But the gang leader, Omotore, said Kantiock invited him to deal with Mr. 2Kay on the orders of his boss.
Omotore said: “Kantiock called me on the telephone and said Mr. 2Kay had to be beaten up. He said Mr. 2Kay had issues with Burna Boy. On getting to the hotel, he gave me the room number where Mr. 2Kay was.
“He led me and three others, including one Sunny, to the elevator and told a security man to open the elevator for us. We posed as room service officials, entered his room and beat him up. We tied him up and collected his phones, a wristwatch and some other things. I was paid N50,000.”
Igwe added: “Omotore contacted me. He said Burna Boy told his road manager that he was having a misunderstanding with Mr. 2Kay.”