Crime & Law
Viral video : I’ve slapped many policemen, says Seun Kuti
A video of Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat maestro, Fela Kuti, boasting of slapping policemen is currently trending on social media .
Although it is unclear when the recording was made, Seun was seen saying that he had slapped many policemen because of who he is.
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“Some of una police go slap una, una go come Instagram to explain. You know how many police I don tear slap?” he asked in pidgin.
“They say because you be Fela pikin. You no know say na because Jesus be God pikin e fit die for you? You must know who you are before you make your move. So, I make my move because I know who I am…,”
Recall the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, on Saturday ordered the arrest of Kuti after he was captured assaulting a police operative on duty.
Reacting to the development via Instastory on Saturday night, the musician said the officer attempted to kill him and his family members.
He also claimed that the policeman had apologized and he had forgiven him.
Kuti said: “He tried to kill me and my family. I have the proof but I no dey chase clout. He has apologized and I have agreed not to press charges. Make una mind una business make the poor guy no lose him job.”
On the order to arrest him, the singer said he welcomed the investigation.
“I welcome the investigation and will give my full cooperation! I also pray to the IG that whoever is wrong should be indicted,” he wrote.