Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti has been trending on social media after he did what civilians dare not do to a police officer.
Glamsquad reported that Seun Kuti on 13th May assaulted a police officer by slapping him on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.
Following this, the Inspector General of police ordered the immediate arrest of Seun Kuti, the last-born child of Legendary singer and godfather of Afrobeats, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
Seun responded to the call of his arrest by stating that he is ready to cooperate with investigations. Read here
Opening up about the altercation between Seun Kuti and the police man, his manager, Ayo Moses in a chat with Vanguard said the police officer who was assaulted was drunk at the time of the incident.
Ayo noted that the officer placed Seun Kuti’s family in danger by hitting their car with a police truck. He also accused the officer of provoking Seun Kuti.
“On the said day, Seun was driving with his family on the third mainland bridge when he was suddenly hit from behind by a police truck being driven by an officer who was reportedly drunk.
“This act from the officer led Seun’s daughter into a sudden shock, as she was visibly shaken by the hit. So, this made Seun pursue the truck, double-crossed it and forced it to a stop. When the police officer got down from the truck, instead of apologising, he was arguing with Seun, which provoked him to slap the officer. People should realise that men in uniforms also provoke civilians. Immunity is no excuse for impunity.”
It is worth noting that the singer and father of one has handed himself over to the police for investigation.