IGP Orders Seun Kuti’s Arrest for Assaulting Police Officer

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the arrest Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, who was captured on video assaulting a police officer in uniform.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

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In a video that surfaced online on Saturday, the singer was seen pushing, slapping and screaming at the policeman on the Third Mainland bridge.

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The IGP condemned the act and directed the Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Idowu Owohunwa to take the singer into custody.

He equally ordered a speedy and full investigation into the remote and immediate cause(s) of the assault and prosecution of the suspect accordingly.

IGP Baba assured 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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Olamide Osho

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