Burna Boy, others absent from court

Written by on December 19, 2018

Samson Folarin

The Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions has requested that an alleged robbery case concerning famous dancehall and hip pop star, Ogulu Damini, aka Burna Boy, be transferred to the excessive court docket.

but, The PUNCH learned that the Ikeja magistrate’s court coping with the problem had but to acquire a proper observe from the excessive court docket indicating that the suspect was arraigned.

assessments via our correspondent showed that once the matter came up for point out at the Ikeja Justice of the Peace’s court docket last Wednesday, not one of the events showed up as the Justice of the Peace adjourned until February 25, 2019.

The complainant in the count, Abiye Jumbo, aka Mr 2kay, advised The PUNCH on Tuesday that he had handed over the case to the police and had never been known as to appear in court.


Burna Boy had been declared wanted by the Lagos Police Command over the theft on Mr 2kay at Eko inn and Suites in October 2017.

The alleged gang leader of the suspected robbers, Tunmise Omotore, consistent with the police, had confessed to how they disguised as room provider to rob Mr 2kay at the resort, claiming they had been appearing at the guidance of Burna Boy’s street supervisor, Joel Kantiock.

The suspects had claimed they have been paid N100,000 for the process as the police invited Burna Boy for thinking.

After showing up on the command headquarters in Lagos, the suspect changed into arrested and detained.

He becomes eventually arraigned at the Ikeja Magistrates’ court where he became granted bail within the sum of N100,000 with sureties in like sum.


Our correspondent learned that since the bail, the case had suffered several adjournments.

“We were awaiting the prison advice. whilst the advice got here, it stated Burna Boy ought to be arraigned at the high courtroom for a lesser offense because he did not at once take part inside the theft. the opposite suspects had been given expenses like robbery and tried murder. They were all to be arraigned on the excessive court docket.

however the practice is that when a case is cited the excessive court docket, the magistrate court docket will await a formal word from the excessive courtroom to expose they had been arraigned and this is when we will hand off the matter.

but there has not been such observe. on the ultimate adjournment on Wednesday, not one of the parties showed up in court docket. The Justice of the Peace adjourned till February 2019,” a source said.

while our correspondent reached out to Mr 2kay, he said he had already passed over the problem to the police.


He explained that from the time the case began in 2017, he had no longer appeared in the courtroom.

Mr 2kay said the problem become no longer among him and Burna Boy, adding that the defendant turned into answering to expenses from the police.

I have moved on with my life and I am doing my issue; Burna Boy is likewise doing his element. I don’t care about it again. It’s multiple years already and that I don’t suppose I need to be speak about that once more,” he stated.

Burna Boy’s manager, Bose Ogulu, said it changed into now not our correspondent’s business if the defendant did now not show up in court

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