Wizkid apologises over killing of fan by policeman


Pop singer, Wizkid, has apologised for the killing of a male fan of his who was returning from his StarBoyFest concert held on Thursday night at Eko Atlantic Energy City in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Babatunde Adeniji, 39, was shot dead early Friday by a policeman, Lukmon Akanbi, following a misunderstanding.


Mr Adeniji was taken to Naval Dockyard Hospital where he was confirmed dead.

Wizkid, in a tweet on Friday, said he was broken on hearing the news of the tragic incident.

“Nigerian police! Protect us! Not kill us! I’m so so sorry guys. I’m so broken right now 💔 💔,” he said.

The 29-year-old added: “I won’t stop till we get justice.”


Mr Akanbi, a police sergeant, has been dismissed for the killing after facing internal disciplinary proceedings known as Orderly Room Trial.

According to the police, he has been handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba for prosecution in a conventional court.