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12.06.2022 Featured How an iPhone ‘Saved Life’ of Man Shot by Burna Boy’s Guard at Cubana

Published 12th Jun, 2022

By Joseph Adeiye

Flowolf, a Nigerian Twitter user, has narrated how security personnel attached to Damini Ogulu, famously known as Burna Boy, shot his friends at a Lagos club on Wednesday.

“I can’t even tweet what Burna Boy ‘s people done [sic] to my guys in front of my eyes at Club Cubana yesterday cos I still can’t believe it,” Flowolf wrote on Wednesday.

He later revealed what transpired between the men in Ogulu’s entourage and his friends on Sunday.

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“My guys came to Nigeria from England and USA respectively for a wedding,” Flowolf tweeted. “I invited them out to Club Cubana. A petty altercation with Burna Boy’s people arose because of a woman. Next thing, bullets started flying. One of my friends got scraped in the head by a bullet and the other one got shot in the leg,” he said.

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Flowolf said he and others took the friend shot in the leg to the Naval Medic Centre in Victoria Island. None of the victim’s friends could donate the three pints of blood he needed because they had been drinking alcohol in the club.

“Three good samaritan soldiers then offered to give a pint of blood each which was then used to stabilize him. The doctor said the iPhone in his pocket, which the bullet went through, slowed down the bullet making it less fatal. The iphone saved his life,” Flowolf said.

The victim's iPhone
The victim’s iPhone

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Usman Alkali Baba, Inspector-General of Police, has confirmed a police officer was involved. Muyiwa Adejobi, police public relations officer, released a statement condemning the shooting on Sunday.

“The Police personnel alleged and identified in the shooting incident at Club Cubana in Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, have been taken into custody and are being investigated for their involvement in the incident,” the statement read in part.

“IGP Usman Alkali Baba, who describes the circumstances surrounding the incident as unbelievable, has however condemned, in the strongest terms, the unfortunate incident.”

Published 12th Jun, 2022

By Joseph Adeiye

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