Son of music legend, late Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti, who turned himself in at the Lagos State Police Headquarters, Ikeja, yesterday, has been detained at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, SCIID, Yaba, Lagos, former Panti.

Seun arrived the Police State Command about 8a.m. He was taken into custody and hand-cuffed. He spent about two hours at the command headquarters before he was moved to SCIID around 10a.m.

He arrived SCIID in handcuffs and Vanguard gathered that he was ushered to D13, one of the departments at the SCIID to be interrogated by detectives. He was asked to write his statement, which he declined, preferring to wait for the arrival of his lawyer.

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At 6.40p.m., yesterday, Seun was still being detained in one of the cells on the ground floor of the two-storey building.


At noon, Seun’s wife and son visited him at the SCIID. His wife as gathered requested for what he would eat. But he declined eating any food, but requested for water.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hudenyin, also confirmed the arrest.

“Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti in the early hours of today, turned himself in at the Lagos State Police Command, Lagos State, in the company of his lawyer and family representative.

“He has been placed under arrest, in line with the law. The command appreciates the public for their concern and assured that the ongoing investigation will be detailed, transparent, professionally pursued and justice will be manifestly served for all parties involved.”

Explaining why he was handcuffed, Hundeyin said: “He was handcuffed because the law empowers us to place on cuffs any suspect who has shown a propensity for violence and propensity for evading justice.”


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