Seun Kuti handcuffed after turning himself in, taken to Panti


Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, submitted himself to the Lagos State Police Command on Monday morning over investigation into his alleged assault on a policeman.

He reported to the police in the company of his lawyer and a family member, spokesman for the police command, Benjamin Hundeyin told Channels Television.

Hundeyin said Seun is now at the State Criminal Investigation Department in the Panti area of the state.
A picture of Seun taken by the police after he turned himself in, showed that he was in handcuffs.

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Hundeyin said upon completion of investigation, the police would go ahead with prosecution of the singer if there is any reasonable ground.


Seun was recently captured on video assaulting a police officer.

Force spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi subsequently said the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has ordered the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command to arrest the Afrobeat singer.

“The IGP has equally ordered a speedy and full investigation into the remote and immediate cause(s) of the assault and prosecution of the suspect accordingly,” he added.

Meanwhile, Mr Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, has revealed that Seun requested for his legal services after the I-G’s order to immediately arrest him.

Falana told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  “I am his lawyer and he has briefed me. He certainly has evidence. This is not the first time he is dealing with the police.”

The lawyer added that the embattled singer would turn himself in on Monday, which he has now done.