Nigeria: Musician Seun Kuti detain for beating police officer

Police detain Fela Afrobeat legend, son Seun Kuti, for slapping a police officer, police in Nigeria’s Lagos state said.
Police issued an arrest warrant for him on Saturday after a video of him shouting, shoving and slapping a police officer went viral on social media.

On Monday morning, Seun Kuti traveled alone “to the Lagos State Police headquarters in Ikeja, accompanied by his attorney and representatives of his family,” police spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin said in a statement. written  Twitter account.

“He has been placed under legal custody,” he said, adding that “the ongoing investigation will be thorough, transparent and professionally conducted.”

Seun Kuti is one of the sons of Fela, king of Afrobeat and a genius musician who has spent his life exposing corruption, dictatorship, and power of the elite, using music Music as a weapon.

Seun started playing for Fela Kuti Egypt 80 at the age of nine and took over as the team’s manager when his father died in 1997 when he was 14 years old.

In 2019, he and his team were nominated for a Grammy, an American music award, in the category of Best World Music Album, for “Black Times”.

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