Seun Kuti has given his first address since being let out of prison after serving time for attacking a police officer.
Seun was reportedly freed on bond from the State Criminal Investigation Department in Panti, Lagos, on Tuesday evening.
According to a Tru News Report publication, his counsel, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika confirmed this new development to the Punch in a phone conversation.
“Yes, Ṣeun Kuti was released minutes ago,” he had stated. Seun thanked his family, friends, and legal team on his Instagram page after being set free to say thank you for their work.
“I want to say a profound thanks to everyone who showed me all this love. All my friends that showed up! Thanks most especially to my beautiful wife”.
In a separate post, he wrote:
“Last but not least. The Legal team. Uncle Femi Falana (SAN), Uncle Olumide Fisika (SAN), Uncle Kayode Adegoke (SAN), and Barrister Ogunlana. Ade Ademiluyi. And everyone on the team. I owe u my freedom and my Sanity. Let’s go!!”.
Days ago, the Lagos State Police reportedly apprehended Seun Kuti for allegedly assaulting a police officer over the weekend.
The public relations representative for the Lagos State Command, Benjamin Hundenyin, confirmed this in a tweet on Monday.
The PPRO stated, “Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, in the early hours of today turned himself in at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, in the company of his lawyer and family representative. He has been placed under arrest.”
Recall that Seun was arrested in Lagos after the Inspector General of Police ordered it due to an assault on a police officer on the Third Mainland Bridge.
In order to arrest the Afrobeat singer, police reportedly barged into his Lagos flat and the African shrine in the Ikeja neighbourhood of Lagos, according to a number of Nigerian-based blogs, including Vanguard.
Seun attacked a police officer in Lagos who was wearing a uniform and carrying out official responsibilities yesterday, and the Police Service Commission, PSC, condemned the act.
Baba Usman Alkali, the Inspector General of Police, was praised by PSC for acting quickly to order Seun’s detention and legal action. Seun reportedly fled the scene of the assault but was apprehended by police after they acted quickly.
A police officer was assaulted by Seun Kuti on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State. In a 12-second video clip that went viral on Saturday, Kuti was seen pushing a police officer who was in a red shirt and white pants and was standing next to a Toyota Hilux police van.
He then proceeded to slap the cop, as he shouted, “You dey crase, you dey mad?”