Ossai Ovie Success, an aide to Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has asked a Grammy award-winning singer, Burna Boy to apologize over the alleged shooting of two fun seekers by his police escort at Cubana Nightclub in Victoria Island, Lagos State.
Ossai Ovie Success Calls Out Burna Boy
KanyiDaily had reported that five policemen attached to the singer were arrested for attempted murder after they shot two fun seekers, Irebami Lawrence and another identified simply as Tolu, at Club Cubana in Lagos on Wednesday.
It was gathered that the incident happened when Lawrence kicked against Burna Boy’s attempt ‘to move on his wife’, insisting that it was disrespectful for any man to make advances at his wife.
During the heated confrontation, one of Burna Boy’s police escorts identified as Ibrahim was said to have shot Lawrence in the thigh while his friend, Tolu, was hit in the head by a bullet.
Reacting to the allegation, Burna Boy said he was not shocked by the reports linking him to the incident, stressing that even if it was reported on social media that he started Boko Haram, he won’t be surprised.
On Monday morning, Neme Briella, a UK-based Nigerian lady Whose husband was shot while trying to resist Burna Boy’s approach, shared her side of the story.
The lady, who confirmed that Burna Boy made advances on her three times at the club, faulted the singer’s “lack of remorse or accountability” for laughing at the victims while his police escort almost claimed the lives of two people.
Taking to his Instagram page on Wednesday, the Special Assistant on Media to Governor Okowa call on the singer to apologise over the shooting incident instead of ‘displaying rudeness’.
Ossai wrote, “Burna Boy should apologize for the shooting at Cubana Night Club publicly. As a public figure, it’s your responsibility to take the blame and apologise whether you are wrong or right.
“Burna Boy keeping silent over what happened at Cubana club shows the pride in him. While investigations are ongoing, he should apologise to us all.
“What happened that night did happen because he was there and the officers attached to him did the shooting, so it’s paramount he tender his apology instead of displaying rudeness.
“Victims are in hospital and yet his pride doesn’t want to allow him to apologise. Burna Boy has no justification for not apologising.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Nigerian Investigative journalist, David Hundeyin had also lambasted Burna Boy for laughing at the victims while his police escort “shoots innocent people just minding their business.”