Just In: Lagos Police releases statement on Seun Kuti’s arrest (thenewsguru.com)

Just In: Lagos Police releases statement on Seun Kuti’s arrest



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 commands spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin.Advertisement

Hundeyin said that Kuti, in the 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.Advertisement

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

The InspectorGeneral of Police, IG Usman Baba, on Saturday ordered the arrest of the Afrobeat musician for allegedly assaulting a police officer on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.Advertisement

The Police Service Commission (PSC), which also condemned the alleged assault, commended the IG for promptly ordering Seuns arrest and prosecution.

Mr Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, has revealed that Seun requested for his legal services after the IGs order to immediately arrest the singer.Advertisement

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.Advertisement

The lawyer added that the embattled singer would turn himself in on Monday. AdvertisementAdvertisement


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