The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has ordered a full investigation into circumstances involving a recent shooting at Club Cubana in Victoria Island, Lagos State.
The shooting incident which is said to have involved some operatives of the Nigeria Police happened on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Vibes recall.
It was gathered that some police escorts attached to Grammy-award-winning singer, Damini Ogulu professionally known as Burna Boy had shot two people.
The singer was said to be at the Club alongside his police escorts when the chaotic incident happened.
According to a preliminary police report by the Bar Beach Police Division in Lagos State, Burna Boy was said to have entered the VIP section of the Cubana Club with one of the escorts while four others hanged around outside the club. Where he was seated, the singer who was already with three women reportedly spotted another woman and immediately sent for her.
Burna Boy according to reports, summoned Inspector Ibrahim, the officer with him in the VIP section, and told him to invite the woman to come to join him.
However, the lady snubbed the invite as her husband who was said to be present, lambasted Burna Boy, insisting that it was disrespectful for any man to make advances on his wife.
A few minutes later, Burna Boy reportedly made fresh advances toward the woman and the development stirred commotion.
This infuriated her husband further and his friends who had gathered at the club and the matter soon degenerated.
Reacting in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Sunday, June 12, the IGP disclosed that the police operatives fingered in the shooting incident have been arrested and taken into custody for investigation.
While describing the incident as unfortunate, IGP Baba also directed the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Abiodun Alabi to carry out a detailed investigation into the matter.
The statement titled RE: CLUB SHOOTING IN LAGOS reads in full:
“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 urgently as possible for further action.