Top Nigerian Comedian, Basketmouth was robbed in his Lekki home in Lagos this morning. This comes weeks after he went on social media to deliver what many fans saw as an abuse on former Nigeria President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, and for which he was seriously lampooned, prompting a sorry clarification from the celebrated comedian.
The news broke when fellow Comedian and close friend of Basketmouth Bovi posted this on his Instagram page this morning. “Basketmouth was robbed this morning in his home in lekki phase 1 between the hours of 2am and 4am, 7th of September 2016. He and his family were held at gun point while the sad episode lasted. Nobody was hurt. Valuables were taken including the CCTV device. A report has been made at the police station. He can’t be reached at the moment but will be back on as soon as possible.”
Some friends of Basketmouth’s family who have visited the victims this morning after the incident have confirmed that they are OK.
It would be recalled that in recent months, suspected militants have taken their trade to the Lagos axis of Nigeria.
Even though as at this moment no group has claimed responsibility or said if the robbery attack had anything to do with his ‘abuse’ of President Jonathan whom many have come to see as Nigeria’s greatest hero following low ratings for current President Muhammadu Buhari and his APC. Some fans say they will go all out to protect Jonathan’s interests.