IGP Orders Immediate Arrest Of Seun Kuti For Assaulting Police Officer

IGP Orders Immediate Arrest Of Seun Kuti For Assaulting Police Officer
IGP orders the arrest of Seun Kuti

Following the circulation of a video showing Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti assaulting a uniformed police officer, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, CFR, has taken swift action. He has directed the Commissioner of Police for the Lagos State Command to arrest Kuti and launch a thorough investigation into the matter.

The IGP’s directive mandates an expedited and comprehensive inquiry into both the underlying and immediate factors that led to the assault, intending to prosecute the suspect based on the investigation’s findings. The police will examine the sequence of events leading up to the altercation, as well as any potential aggravating factors, to ensure a fair and just resolution.

In a statement addressing the incident, IGP Usman Alkali Baba reassures Nigerians that acts of contempt or disdain for symbols of authority will not be tolerated in the country. He emphasized the commitment of the police force to hold offenders accountable for such grievous crimes and ensure that they are brought to justice.

This development comes in the wake of Seun Kuti’s recent explanation for his actions, claiming that the police officer attempted to harm him and his family. According to the singer, the officer has since apologized, and Kuti has agreed not to press charges. However, the IGP’s intervention signals the seriousness with which the police force is treating the matter and their dedication to maintaining public order and respect for authority.

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