Why Seun Kuti Was Handcuffed — Police

The Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has stated that handcuffing any suspect before detention is standard procedure.

He said this in response to an inquiry via his Twitter handle on Monday.

A tweep, Omo David, questioned the police for handcuffing singer Seun Kuti after he walked in saying, “Was the handcuff necessary, and why collect his shoe? NPF sha.”

The musician was accompanied by his lawyer, Mr. Olumide-Fusika, SAN, and another lawyer, Mr. Femi Akinyemi from Falana and Falana Chambers, the law firm of popular human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN.


Adejobi responded saying, “It seems you are not familiar with detention? With this question. Anyway, it’s a normal procedure before detention.”

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, had ordered Seun’s arrest after a video of the musician assaulting a policeman surfaced online.

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