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Seun Kuti’s manager explains what transpired between musician and police officer



Ayo Moses, manager of Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti has given an explanation as to what transpired between the artiste and the police officer, he slapped on the third mainland bridge in Lagos.

Speaking exclusively to Vanguard in  a phone interview, Ayo, insisted that Seun Kuti was provoked by the officer, which led him to physically assault the officer.

“On the said day, Seun was driving with his family on the third mainland bridge, when he was suddenly hit from behind, by a police truck being driven by an officer who was reportedly drunk. This act from the officer led Seun’s daughter into a sudden shock, as she was visibly shaken by the hit. So, this made Seun pursue the truck, double-crossed it and forced it to a stop. When the police officer got down from the truck, instead of apologizing, he was arguing with Seun, which provoked him to slap the officer.” Ayo informed.

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The artiste’s manager noted that he wanted Nigerians to realize that Seun was human and anybody would have reacted Seun did, if his family was threatened. He advised security officials not to see themselves as above the law, simply because they are on uniforms.

“People should realize that men on uniforms also provoke civilians. Immunity is no excuse for impunity” Ayo fired.

The manager also stated that Seun Kuti who has been transferred to the State CID officer at Yaba, will be represented by veteran lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana in court.

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