Tuesday 16 May 2023

Why Seun Kuti Was Handcuffed... May Be Arraigned In Court Today -- Force PRO

The Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has stated that handcuffing any suspect before detention is standard procedure. 

He said this in response to an inquiry via his Twitter handle on Monday. 

A tweep, Omo David, questioned the police for handcuffing singer Seun Kuti after he walked in saying, “Was the handcuff necessary, and why collect his shoe? NPF sha.” 

The musician was accompanied by his lawyer, Mr. Olumide-Fusika, SAN, and another lawyer, Mr. Femi Akinyemi from Falana and Falana Chambers, the law firm of popular human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN. 

Adejobi responded saying, “It seems you are not familiar with detention? With this question. Anyway, it's a normal procedure before detention.” 

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, had ordered Seun’s arrest after a video of the musician assaulting a policeman surfaced online.

Seun Kuti still in police custody

Singer Seun Kuti spent the night in police custody on Monday, May 15. 

Seun was moved from the Lagos state police command headquarters in Ikeja to the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba where he was interrogated into the night. He was then moved to a cell where he passed the night. 

Police sources affirmed that depending on the outcome of his interrogation today, he may be arraigned in court.


Credit: Twitter | Princemoye1

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