Seun Kuti, the son of the late Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti, was involved in a confrontation with a police officer that was caught on video. In the video, Seun is seen approaching the officer aggressively and pushing him on the chest. Another angle of the video shows Seun slapping the officer while using disrespectful language. The officer, despite being slapped, remained calm and shocked.
He was heard saying: “You dey craze? You dey mad?”
According to the video, it seems that Seun was stopped by the officer on the highway, possibly for a routine check.
A human rights lawyer named Festus Ogun condemned the incident, calling it an assault that should be punished by law. Ogun stated that there was no justification for the assault, especially against a law enforcement officer who maintained his composure despite provocation.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, initially stated that he had not seen the viral video.
However, later on, a statement from CSP Adejobi confirmed that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali, had ordered the immediate arrest of Seun Kuti.
The statement mentioned that an investigation would be conducted into the incident and Seun Kuti would be prosecuted. It emphasized that the police force would not tolerate any form of aggression towards police officers or the law.
Watch the video below;
Read Netizen’s reactions below;
John Tsebeya Ezekiel: Hmmmm bad of him to do that. The law should take it cause.
Kayode Bashorun: Up until now the Police Man who shot dead a woman in front of her car with her husband in Aja Lagos is yet to be punished. A lot of assaults from this men to ordinary Nigerians but when a little assault hits them we will see it everywhere.
Azamani: I’m beginning to like Nigerian police mode of discipline this days , when their officers do anyhow they punish them and when you do anyhow to the men on uniform because of your popularity , I’m sorry for you
Anyway seun has a smart way of escaping punishment he will tell them that he acted under the influence of Igbo 😎 it’s legal for their family members to smoke Igbo
Yakubu Uba: The policeman response is professional. Seun must be prosecuted for assaulting an officer of the law.
Deberechi Dabs: Had it been he was shot now, wetin he for talk?
Trouble dey sleep, yanga go wake am.
Steve Dino: People are saying that they should jail seun what about they police officers that have been assaulting citizens? How far??
Jaugur Taiwi: His father in heaven will be proud of him