Popular afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti has explained the reason he slapped a Nigerian police officer in a viral video that causes buzz on the social media on Saturday night
The Kalakuta Boy crooner had been seen in a viral video online in which he allegedly assaulted a police operative on an expressway in Lagos.
Narrating his own side of the incident through his Instastory on Saturday night, the popular singer said the policeman attempted to kill him and his family members.
He furthered that the policeman had, however, apologised and he had since forgiven him.
He, therefore, cautioned social media users accusing him of wanting to use the incident to gain more fame to desist from such false claim and not let the police officer lose his job.
Kuti wrote, “He tried to kill me and my family. I have the proof but I no dey chase clout. He has apologised and I have agreed not to press charges. Make una mind una business make the poor guy no lose him job.”
Meanwhile, in the video causing serious heat on the internet, Seun Kuti could was captured verbally attacking the policeman after he had slapped him.
Though, the police operative did not retaliate in the video.
Obviously, the Kalakuta Boy’s car was reportedly stopped by the policeman on an expressway in Lagos in an improper manner that provoked the singer to physically attacked the officer.
Kuti was heard in the video saying; “You dey craze? You dey mad?”
The Inspector-General of the Nigerian Police Force, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the arrest of the afrobeat master shortly after the encounter.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this in a statement on Saturday night.
“The IGP has equally ordered a speedy and full investigation into the remote and immediate cause(s) of the assault and prosecution of the suspect accordingly.”
“IGP Usman Alkali Baba assures Nigerians that acts of contempt/disdain for symbols of authority will not be tolerated while offenders of such hideous crimes will be surely brought to book,” Adejobi said in a statement.