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Police to interrogate Burna Boy over shooting at Lagos club

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The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, say it will interrogate Burna Boy, the singer, over the alleged shooting of two fun-seekers by his security team.

Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the force spokesman, disclosed this in a Twitter post on Sunday.

According to a report by The Cable, his post was in response to a Twitter user who argued that the matter has nothing to do with the ‘African Giant’ crooner.

The user, identified as Adesina, had asked the police to focus its investigation on the officers involved in the incident.

“This has nothing to do with Burna Boy. The duty of police guard to Burna Boy is to protect his life. So, sir forget what some Burna (Boy) haters said about him. Please carry out your investigation (with) due diligence sir. God bless Nigeria police force,” the user wrote.

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In his response, Mr Adejobi said there is no way the police can conduct a “detailed” investigation without interrogating the musician.

“Exactly what we will do. But there is no how’d police want to have a detailed investigation without interrogating BB (Burna Boy). No way,” he wrote.

“So, the level of involvement of everyone in the incident will determine his punishment or otherwise. We should not pre-empt what the report will reveal.”

One of Burna Boy’s police escorts was said to have opened fire on Irebami Lawrence and Tolu, his friend, at the club located around Victoria Island in Lagos.

The shooting was said to have occurred after the singer allegedly made a pass at a lady said to be Lawrence’s wife.

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Usman Alkali Baba, the inspector-general of police, IGP, had earlier condemned the incident and ordered a probe into the shooting.

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