Seun Kuti, son of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the late Afrobeats legend, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for assaulting a police officer.
Dowclosing this, the Lagos State Police Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, in an official statement on his Twitter handle said that Seun was arrested in the early hours of Monday, May 15, 2023, when he turned himself in at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, in the company of his lawyer and family representative.
The statement reads; “SERIOUS ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER: SEUN KUTI TURNS SELF IN. 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 in line with the law.
“The Command appreciates the public for their concern and assures that the ongoing investigation will be detailed, transparent, professionally pursued; and justice will be manifestly served for all parties involved.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba, had ordered Seun’s arrest after a video of the musician assaulting a policeman surfaced online.