Seun Kuti has finally subjected himself to police investigation after his video where he assaulted a Nigerian police over the weekend went viral.
The son of legendary Afrobeat singer, Fela Kuti was seen in the office of Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa on Monday morning.
In a video, Seun Kuti was seen violently arguing with the officer who was standing in the middle of a busy road. Kuti who couldn’t be civil pushed and slapped the police officer.
The development has generated mixed reactions on and off social media.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, immediately ordered Seun’s arrest after the video went viral.
In a statement, the spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force. Muyiwa Adejobi had said that “The IGP has equally ordered a speedy and full investigation into the remote and immediate cause(s) of the assault and prosecution of the suspect accordingly.
“IGP Usman Alkali Baba assures Nigerians that acts of contempt/disdain for symbols of authority will not be tolerated while offenders of such hideous crimes will be surely brought to book,”
The singer was accompanied by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, when he reported himself to the CP’s office this morning.
Confirming the development, the Force Public Relations Officer, David Hundeyin, in a statement on Twitter titled “Serious Assault On Police Officer: Seun Kuti Turns Self In” said, “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.
Replying to a question on why Kuti was handcuffed even after voluntarily turning himself in, Hundeyin said: “Because the law empowers us to place on cuffs any suspect who has shown a propensity for violence and propensity for evading justice.”