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Seun Kuti turns himself in to police, placed under arrest

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The police have placed Afrobeat artist Seun Kuti under arrest.

This follows Saturday’s order by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba on account of an alleged assault of a police officer in Lagos by the musician.

The IGP ordered a speedy and full investigation into the remote and immediate cause(s) of the incident and prosecution of the suspect accordingly.

According to the police spokesman for Lagos command, Superintendent Benjamin Hundeyin, Kuti turned himself in in the early hours of Monday at the state police command headquarters, Ikeja, “in company of his lawyer and family representative”.

“The command appreciates the public for their concern and assures that the ongoing investigation will be detailed, transparent, professionally pursued; and justice will be manifestly served for all parties involved”, Hundeyin further said.

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