The Nigeria Police Force, Lagos Command alleged on Tuesday that its personnel slapped during the weekend by popular Afrobeats singer, Seun Kuti, has been in a coma after writing his report on the incident.
Wonder9ja reports that the son of the late legendary musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, made news headlines during the weekend after a video of him assaulting an officer of the police force surfaced on the internet.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, immediately issued an order for his arrest.
Subsequently, Seun was arraigned before Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun of a Magistrate’s court sitting in Yaba, Lagos State, on Tuesday morning.
His offence is contrary to Section 356 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act. The police prosecutor, S. A Adebese, prayed the court to remand the defendant for 21 days pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
Prosecutors of the Police Force, according to the 2023 Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, are asking for an ex parte order to detain Seun Kuti for 21 days just to obtain his “statement”.