Men of the Lagos State Police have started investigations into the 2-hour robbery of Nigerian top comedian, Basketmouth at his highbrow Lekki Phase 1 home.
Basketmouth’s security man who slipped away during the siege at his apartment by yet to be identified assailants has been arrested by the police.
The arrest, according to the New Telegraph took place yesterday and he has been in detention since.
Two days ago, Basketmouth’s close friend and industry colleague, Bovi made the shocking announcement on social media about the armed robbery incident that lasted for 2 hours, 2am to 4am, during which his family were held at gun point and expensive items like phones, two I-pads, shoes, jewellery, CCTV and bags were carted away.
According to investigations, he was robbed barely one hour after he returned from the club. It was gathered that his security guard bolted after he realised that bandits had invaded their home.
A police source said:“He came home about 1:30a.m. and by 2:15a.m., the robbers came. It appeared his home has a central door. He left the door open for his security guard to carry out one or two duties.
It was through that door they came into his home. “But the security guard was arrested because he fled and did not alert the residents or the police.
Attempts to get Basketmouth were abortive as his phone was switched off. The police source, however, said Basketmouth has asked the police to release the security guard because he and his wife trust the man. It was learnt that police reached Basketmouth’s home about five minutes after they were alerted.
“But the robbers had long gone before we were alerted. When asked why Basketmouth did not call police earlier, he said he did not want a shootout.”
He added that the robbery was reported at the nearest police station. The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Dolapo Badmus, confirmed the incident. She added:“The Commissioner of Police has directed that the case be transferred for further investigations.”