Report has it that five policemen who were attached to Burna Boy had been detained, following the attempted murder of Irebami Lawrence and Tolu.
The incident happened at Cubana Club on Victoria Island, where Burna Boy went to club. He was accompanied by three police me. Two policemen were stationed outside the club, while one of the police officer followed Burna Boy.
Report has it that Burna Boy was sitting at the VIP section of the club with three other women when he got a glimpse of another woman in the club. He asked the officer who has been profiled as Inspector Ibrahim, to call the woman into the VIP section. The said woman who is married was presently at the club with her husband and other friends. The husband of the woman flared up lambasting Burna Boy for approaching his wife.
According to an eyewitness, the Grammy Award winner Burna Boy approached the woman, and this further enraged the woman’s husband and his friends.
Inspector Ibrahim who couldn’t hold back his anger pulled out a pistol and shot at two members of the group. As the incident heightened, it was said that Burna Boy was laughing as the incident occurred.
The woman in question who is known on Instagram as nemebriella_ said she is still traumatized by the incident.
While narrating what happened, she said, they had come to Nigeria for a friend’s wedding and the club was where they were having their after-party.
She also said all efforts made to calm the situation down were abortive as the musician kept signaling his officers to shoot.
According to her, the officers also shot at people scampering for safety.
@nemabriella_ also said when she got outside the club, the officers outside were also threatening to pull out their guns.
She also condemned the fact that the club management are trying to sweep the incident under the carpet. Stating that there hasn’t been any CCTV footage or any statement from the club management to address the issue.
She wrote, “After taking time out to heal and process the events that occurred between my partner, my best friend, and her husband and @burnaboygram at @cubanagroup @cubanalagos night club in Victoria Island Lagos
“We were visiting Nigeria from America and London for our childhood friend2s wedding.
“On the 8th of June 2022, @burnaboygram and his friends opened fire at us in @cubanalagos. My partner and his friend were shot, with both needing urgent medical care.
“A bullet grazed my partner’s head and our friend was shot in the thigh, leaving him hospitalized and needing emergency surgery in NIGERIA.
“Around 3 am, I went to the Cubana club with some of my friends. We were there for a couple of hours celebrating the newlyweds, we were about twenty at the club and we were having a nice time in the VIP section.
“We were laughing, drinking, and having a good time.
“Burna Boy and his friends came in. We were still there, having fun. As the night progressed, one of Burna Boy’s friends walked to talk to me, his request was for Burna Boy to talk to me.
“On that first attempt, I told him I wasn’t interested in talking to Burna Boy and I am married to my partner. He came again the second time and was met with the same response, he came the third time and that caused a few of our friends to flare up as they asked why he kept coming back to disturb me. There were words back and forth and one of Burna Boy’s friends attacked one of our friends, and as they attacked him the situation degenerated into a fight.
“As the first fight started the security at the Cubana stepped in and were able to calm the situation, as that happened everybody was slowly going back to their section when two of Bura Boy’s friends came back and another fight started, and the security at Cubana jumped in again.
“As they were fighting, Burner boy’s friends started shooting after what looks like a signal from Burna boy. At this point the club was in chaos, everyone was screening and trying to vacate the premises.
“At this point, I couldn’t find my partner or my best friend. I was screaming for help after being lifted and thrown so hard on the floor by one of Burna’s friends and I hurt my left shoulder.
“All our private police officers were not allowed into the club, so it was left for us to fight for our lives.
“One of our friends @theflowolf was trying to get Burna Boy to calm the situation but only laughed at him and proceeded to get in his car whilst being protected by his security.
“The shooting happened twice at different times. His friends were also shooting at people trying to evacuate the club through the main entrance. They were out to kill and didn’t care who got hit.
“My partner’s head was bleeding profusely and his friend lost so much blood he needed a donor as soon as we got to the hospital. @burnaboygram left @cubanalagos without a scratch and flew out to Spain the next morning. @obi_cubana only reached out to us 4Days after the event claiming he had no idea and will do everything to get us justice for attempted murder.
“11 days later, there has been no CCTV footage released by the club OR even a statement to address the incident publicly. Business has carried on as usual for him.
“Even after leaving the club to safely outside, or at least I thought I was safe. The same man that initially approached me on behave of Burna boy saw me and said ‘You’re the one that was doing shakara Abi,’ then reached into his bottoms to get something resembling a gun. Luckily at this point, my friends found me and pulled me away just in time. he retracted and got into a car and left.
“To sum things up I AM TRAUMATISED. I have broken down every day since then. The random flashback and nightmares. Especially after seeing @burnaboygram response. The lack of remorse or accountability is beyond me. At least 2 people couldn’t have died that night.”