Today 7 June, 2023

UPDATED; Police arrest Seun Kuti for slapping an officer

UPDATED; Police arrest Seun Kuti for slapping an officer

The Police command in Lagos State said the Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, who allegedly assaulted a police officer, turned in himself to the police on Monday.

This is contained in a statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin.

Hundeyin said that Kuti, in company of his lawyer and family representatives, were at the Lagos Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja at the early hours of Monday and was placed under arrest in line with the law.

He said the command appreciated the public for their concern and assured that the ongoing investigation would be detailed, transparent and professionally pursued.

“Justice will be manifestly served for all parties involved,” he said.

NAN reports that the Inspector-General of Police, I-G Usman Baba, on Saturday ordered the arrest of the Afrobeat musician for allegedly assaulting a police officer on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

The Police Service Commission (PSC), which also condemned the alleged assault, commended the I-G for promptly ordering Seun’s arrest and prosecution.

Mr Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, has revealed that Seun requested for his legal services after the I-G’s order to immediately arrest the singer.

Falana said: “I am his lawyer and he has briefed me. He certainly has evidence.

“This is not the first time he is dealing with the police.”

The lawyer added that the embattled singer would turn himself in on Monday. (NAN)


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