After Mr 2kay was beating up in Eko Suite hotel, Police investigation revealed that the singer was beaten up by men hired by Burnaboy.
The acting Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal yesterday said that from investigations carried out and confessions from some of the suspects arrested revealed that Burna Boy contracted UNILAG students to beat 2Kay mercilessly.
Abiye aka Mr 2kay was attacked by four armed men, Balogun Ademola, 23, Obinna Igwe, 20 and Omotore Tunmise, 27-years-old an artisan, inside his room 847 at Eko Hotels, Victoria Island on October 22. The singer, who was beaten blue, black and purple was tied up by the armed men. According to reports he lost his Audemais Piquet (AP), automatic gold wristwatch worth $25,000, gold jewellery at N1.5million, mobile phones, a pair of Adidas shoes, cash and perfumes to the thieves.
“The gang confessed that Burna Boy, through his road manager, Joel Kantiock, paid them to rob Abiye, according to them, to teach the victim a lesson. Kantiock confessed that his boss Ogiulu instructed him to look for armed men that can rob Abiye to teach him a lesson.
He mobilised the gang with an initial cash sum of N50,000 and a subsequent N50,000 when the job was completed.”
Kantiock when interrogated however, denied knowing any of the suspects. But the gang leader, Omotore, said Kantiock invited him to deal with Mr. 2Kay on the orders of Burnaboy.
Tunmise Omotore said,
“Kantiock called me on the telephone and said Mr. 2Kay had to be beaten up. He said Mr. 2Kay had issues with Burna Boy. On getting to the hotel, he gave me the room number where Mr. 2Kay was.
He led me and three others, including one Sunny, to the elevator and told a security man to open the elevator for us. We posed as room service officials, entered his room and beat him up. We tied him up and collected his phones, a wristwatch and some other things. I was paid N50,000.”\
According to Igwe who said words pointing to kantiock
“Omotore contacted me. He said Burna Boy told his road manager that he was having a misunderstanding with Mr. 2Kay.”
Already the UNILAG student and Burna-boy’s manger, Joel Kantiock has been arrested for beating up Mr 2Kay in Eko suite hotel. Mr 2kay who said he will charge the hotel a N500 million law suit has not said anything on the case.