Viral Video: Why I assaulted Police Officer – Seun Kuti

Kuti wrote, “He tried to kill me and my family. I have the proof but I no dey chase clout."


Seun Kuti, an Afrobeat musician, has explained why he went into a rage and slapped a police officer in a recent viral video.

In a now viral video, the Afrobeat star can be seen assaulting a police officer who is on duty.

Kuti responded via his Instagram account on Saturday, saying the police officer had tried to kill him and his family.

He said that the policeman had expressed regret and had been pardoned.

He urged anyone who claimed he was after influence to mind their own business and prevent the police officer from losing his job.

Kuti wrote, “He tried to kill me and my family. I have the proof but I no dey chase clout. He has apologised and I have agreed not to press charges.

“Make una mind una business make the poor guy no lose him job,”

Meanwhile, IGP Baba has assured Nigerians that acts of contempt/disdain for symbols of authority will not be tolerated and that offenders of such hideous crimes will be surely brought to book.

Usman Baba has also ordered the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, to arrest Seun. Baba equally ordered a speedy and full investigation into the remote and immediate cause(s) of the assault and prosecution of the suspect, accordingly.

Seun Kuti received a torrent of condemnation for his assault of thepolice officer on Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos captured in a video which had gone viral.

David Hundeyin said, “…Because behind the façade, he’s just another Nigerian nepo baby who longs to oppress those he considers to be beneath him. If not for the Marijuana Revolutionary tax and famous surname, more people would have seen through this empty fraud. The Seyi Tinubu of music.”

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