Alleged Assault on Policeman: Seun Kuti placed under arrest


The Lagos State Police has detained Afrobeats singer, Seun Kuti over alleged assault on a police officer over the weekend.

The Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Benjamin Hundenyin, confirmed this in a statement via his official Twitter handle on Monday. 

The PPRO stated, “Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, in the early hours of today turned himself in at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, in company of his lawyer and family representative. He has been placed under arrest.”

Following the Inspector-General of Police order for the arrest of Seun, over assault on a policeman on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, policemen reportedly stormed the Afrobeat musician’s Lagos apartment and the African shrine, in Ikeja area of Lagos to arrest him.

Police operatives, it was also gathered, were at Seun’s place on Saturday night (May 13, 2023) and Sunday morning (May 14) but did not meet him.

Efforts, therefore, were said to have been made to apprehend Seun, who was suspected to have gone into hiding.

The development came as Police Service Commission, PSC, Sunday, condemned the assault of a Police Officer in uniform and on official duty in Lagos by Seun.

PSC commended the Inspector General of Police, Baba Usman Alkali, for his prompt action in ordering the arrest and prosecution of Seun.
~Courtesy, Vanguard 
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