April 15, 2024


Arrested Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti, has refused to put down any statement on his first day in detention, sources have revealed.

Writing of statement is a normal practice in Nigeria for those under interrogation. They either choose to write themselves or a police officer help them write their narrations.

But the musician, who is currently being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Lagos State, for assaulting a policeman, 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 today, Tuesday.

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