Assault: Falana To Defend Seun Kuti

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Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana said on Sunday that Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, had sought his legal services following the singer’s assault on a police officer.

Falana, who confirmed the development to a Punch correspondent, also noted that the singer has enough evidence to defend himself.

He said, “I am his lawyer and he has briefed me. He certainly has evidence. This is not the first time he is dealing with the police.” 

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There were speculations that a team of police drafted to effect Kuti’s arrest could not locate him upon getting to his residence.

Efforts to however confirm the development by Punch from the police authorities proved abortive, as the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, could not be reached by phone.

Falana while reacting to this disclosed that the embattled singer would turn himself in on Monday. 

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He said, “He is going to report himself to the police tomorrow morning. There is no problem at all.”

A viral video of the singer assaulting a police officer on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State emerged on Saturday.

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, as a result, ordered the arrest of the singer.

The IG has equally ordered a speedy and full investigation into the remote and immediate cause(s) of the alleged assault and prosecution of the suspect accordingly.

It could be recalled that Falana represented the singer’s father, Fela, during his agitation against the Nigerian government, which resulted in his own arrest in 1993. 

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