March 1, 2024

Public Assault: IGP orders arrest, prosecution of Seun Kuti

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the arrest of the Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Saturday May 13, 2023.

According to the statement, the order of arrest was in reaction to a viral video showing Seun Kuti pushing and slapping an unidentified police officer.

In the video, the policeman maintained his calm as Kuti slapped him and at the same time shouted “You dey craze? You dey mad?”

Adejobi, said, “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.”

Kuti, in a reaction to the viral video on his Instagram page @BigbirdKuti, said the policeman made an attempt on his life and his family. He promised to cooperate with the police in the course of investigation into the matter.

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.

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