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The Lagos State Police Command and the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, have been chastised by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) for sending five operatives to protect a musician, Burna Boy.

According to the rights group, this type of deployment, which is completely out of the ordinary, has become the standard in Nigeria’s police force.

According to the rights group, this explains why there are no preventative actions taken in times of crisis because the few operatives are all deployed for private commercial operations by their Area Commanders and Commissioners, with the Inspector-agreement. General’s

HURIWA made the statement in response to a recent incident at a Lagos nightclub, in which Burna Boy’s police escorts fired shots at a man after the artist allegedly made a threatening gesture.

The five officers assigned to the singer have been detained by the Lagos State Police Commissioner’s Special Squad for attempted murder.

On Wednesday, one of the police officers is claimed to have fired a shot at two revelers, Irebami Lawrence and Tolu, at Club Cubana on Victoria Island in Lagos.

 

Burna Boy and his five police escorts entered the nightclub at 4:00 a.m. on June 8, according to a preliminary report by the Bar Beach Police Division.

 

While four police officers waited outside, one of them, Inspector Ibrahim, who was dressed in mufti, escorted the Grammy-winning performer into the club.

The musician was apparently in the VIP section with three women when he noticed another woman.

The lady’s husband, on the other hand, was alleged to have slammed the artist, claiming that any guy making overtures at his wife was disrespectful.

Burna Boy reportedly made new passes at the woman after a few minutes. This upset her spouse even more, as did his buddies at the club.

“As things heated up, Ibrahim pulled out his service weapon and fired multiple shots while Burna Boy laughed,” a senior cop stated.

According to a media report cited by HURIWA, Lawrence, 27, was shot in the leg while his friend, Tolu, was hit in the head by a bullet, resulting in a fatality.

The Lagos State Police Command and the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, have been chastised by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) for sending five operatives to protect a musician, Burna Boy.

According to the rights group, this type of deployment, which is completely out of the ordinary, has become the standard in Nigeria’s police force.

 

According to the rights group, this explains why there are no preventative actions taken in times of crisis because the few operatives are all deployed for private commercial operations by their Area Commanders and Commissioners, with the Inspector-agreement. General’s

 

HURIWA made the statement in response to a recent incident at a Lagos nightclub, in which Burna Boy’s police escorts fired shots at a man after the artist allegedly made a threatening gesture.

 

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