Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria and human rights attorney, has said he will represent Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti after the musician requested his assistance following the singer’s alleged assault on a police officer.
The SAN said the artist had sufficient justification to stand his ground when he confirmed the news to our correspondent on Sunday.
The Police Service Commission said that no one had the right to assault a police officer who was wearing a uniform and performing a duty, regardless of the crime the officer had committed. They also asked that the musician be charged right away.
On Sunday, in response to a question from our correspondent, Falana responded, “I am his (Seun Kuti’s) lawyer and he has briefed me. He very surely has proof. He has dealt with the police before, so this is not the first time.
However, attempts to get the police to corroborate the news were unsuccessful because neither the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, nor the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, responded to our correspondent’s questions.
Meanwhile, Seun Kuti, son of the legendary Afrobeat maestro, Fela Kuti, turned up at the police command in the company of his lawyer and family representative.
The Police Public Relations Officer for the command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this in a tweet on Monday.
“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,” the tweet read.