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Why we handcuffed Seun Kuti — Police

The Lagos State Police Command, on Monday, explained why Afrobeat Musician, Seun Kuti, was handcuffed even though he turned himself in after two days of…

The Lagos State Police Command, on Monday, explained why Afrobeat Musician, Seun Kuti, was handcuffed even though he turned himself in after two days of hiding.

Seun, one of the sons of Afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo Ransom Kuti, was arrested on Monday morning for allegedly assaulting a policeman in Lagos on Saturday.

Photograph of the singer being escorted by the police in handcuff had been widely circulated on different social media platforms.

Different people had, on Monday, taken to their Twitter handle to criticize the police for handcuffing Seun Kuti.

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But in a swift response, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, explained why the musician was handcuffed.

Hundeyin, on Twitter, said: “Because the law empowers us to handcuff any suspect who has shown propensity for violence and propensity for evading justice.”

Recall that the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, had on Saturday night, ordered the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, to arrest Seun Kuti for allegedly assaulting a policeman on duty.

The directive was given after the video of the singer slapping a policeman went viral on the social media on Saturday.

City & Crime learnt that as soon as the news broke out, Seun went into hiding.

 

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