Popular Comedian, Basketmouth was a few days ago robbed at gun point alongside his family at their Lekki residence.
According to a report by Telegraph Online, the Nigeria Police yesterday arrested and detained a security man guarding the home of the ace comedian.
Robbers had in the early hours of the day stormed Basketmouth’s house at Lekki area of Lagos. The bandits were said to have collected his phones, two I-pads, shoes, jewellery and bags.
They also removed the CCTV while going. 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 trusted 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.”