Seun Kuti Refuses To Write Statement, Spends First Night In Custody

Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, did not put down any statement on his first day in detention, according to sources.

It is normal practise for those under interrogation to write statement while being grilled by detectives.

But the musician, who is currently being held at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for assaulting a policeman in Lagos State, insisted on seeing Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), before writing any statement.

Falana had sent Mr. Femi Akinyemi, one of the lawyers in his chambers to represent him when Kuti turned himself in at the Lagos Police Command headquarters, Ikeja, on Monday.

But all through the time he was under interrogation, Kuti refused to put anything in writing.

“He was moved to Panti after hours of interrogation at the command headquarters,” a police source told Daily Trust.

The source added that Kuti might be charged before a Lagos high court on Tuesday.

Policemen had stormed the musician’s residence at Allen Avenue in Ikeja to effect his arrest but they did not meet him at home.

On Monday, accompanied by his lawyer and a family representative, the youngest son of Fela showed up at the Lagos police headquarters.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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