Popular dancehall artiste, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, was on Monday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly being an accessory to armed robbery.
The prosecution alleged that Burna Boy connived with others to rob another musician, one Abiye Jimbo popularly known as Mr 2kay, in his room at the Eko Hotels and Suites.
He pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge.
The prosecution, led by Peter Nwangwu, alleged that Burna Boy committed the offence on October 24 at 11.20 p.m., alongside others who are now at large.
Mr. Nwangwu, a police inspector, said that the suspect conspired with his accomplices to commit the offence and also did not disclose information of the said attack to security agents.
“This is in contravention of Sections 411 and 415 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2011,” he said.
The instructions to rob Mr. 2kay, according to the prosecution, were allegedly given to them through Burna Boy’s road manager, Joel Kantiock.
The Chief Magistrate, Y. O Aje Afunwa granted the musician bail in the sum of N100,000, with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case till December 29 for hearing
The suspect was declared wanted by the Lagos police command in October
Tunmise Omotore, the gang leader of the suspected robbers, had confessed how they disguised as room service personnel to rob Mr. 2kay at Eko Hotel and Suites. Omotore said they acted on the instruction of Burna Boy’s road manager, Joel Kantiock.
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