Burna Boy charged for ‘armed robbery’, granted N100k bail


Embattled  Nigerian dance-hall singer, 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, a dancehall artiste, connived with others to rob Abiye Jimbo, a fellow musician better known as Mr 2kay, in his room at the EKO Hotels and Suites.

He pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of conspiracy and accessory to armed robbery.

The prosecution, led by Peter Nwangwu, alleged that Burna Boy committed the offence on October 24, at 11.20pm alongside others who are now at large.

Nwangwu said the dancehall artiste conspired with his accomplices to commit the offences 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,” Nwangwu said.

A three-man gang had allegedly robbed Mr 2kay in his hotel room.

The instructions to rob Mr 2kay, according to the prosecution, were allegedly given to them by Joel Kantiock, Burna Boy’s road manager.

Aje Afunwa, the chief magistrate, 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.