Fela Son, Seun Kuti Now Leads Prayers Inside Police Custody, Pays ₦25k To Avoid Drilling
Seun Kuti, son of late Afrobeat singer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has been reported to be facing some measures with inmates inside police custody where he’s currently detained in Lagos State.
Seun Kuti was seen in a viral video recently slapping a police officer repeatedly even when the security operative didn’t retaliate. The police officer appears to be driving a police patrol vehicle. Unconfirmed reports indicated that the action of Seun Kuti obstructed or prevented the police patrol vehicle from providing a security back up to a bullion van.
Few hours after the video went viral and his action attracted public condemnation, Seun Kuti went further to publish a video where he stated in a question manner if the publics know how many police officers he has slapped. The statement suggests the incident was not the only time he had slapped police officers. In the video, he claimed to know his rights.
Seun Kuti who was arrested on Monday has been taken to his house twice by the police investigative team in a manner that looks beyond a case of assault, according to public opinions and comments.
Vanguard Newspaper reports indicated that the embattled Afrobeat singer and son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Seun Kuti, who is currently being remanded at the State Criminal, Investigations and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos on the orders of Yaba Chief Magistrate Court for assaulting a police officer, has been crowned the ‘General Overseer’ of his cell by the inmates.
Vanguard reports that a copy of the Holy Bible was said to have been handed over to him as an instrument of his office. His appointment as the GO was however said to be without some drama after the inmates initially rejected him.
According to Vanguard Newspaper, after Seun was taken to the cell to join other suspected criminals, his first shocker was the hoarse, deep baritone voice of the leader of the inmates who directed him to keep standing. “A few minutes later, a crisis erupted inside the cell as the inmates were said to have rejected him. The inmates were banging on their metal protective door, asking that Seun should be taken out of the cell”.
The publication quoted sources as saying that as the uproar by the inmates escalated, Seun started negotiating for peace to reign. That was when he noticed that the commotion his presence caused and his rejection by the inmates attracted little or no attention from the police guards.
“At that stage, he reportedly promised to dole out ₦25,000 to them and he was directed to produce it without delay. He had to beg for a phone to call his wife who quickly brought the money which was handed over to their leader. The inmates subsequently accepted him (Seun) and provided a space for him to sit down.
“Seun was infuriated by the ugly development that played out that he refused to eat the food provided for him including the food brought by his wife. The hunger strike continued for almost a day and a half until he finally started eating.
Accordingly, Vanguard Newspaper further stated that the climax of the drama was that the inmates later crowned him the General Overseer of the cell and a bible was handed over to him. “That means that he is presently leading the inmates in prayer sessions whenever the need arises after which they would all chorus: GO, GO”.