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Seun Kuti, the youngest son of Afrobeat artist Fela Kuti, is a Nigerian singer and saxophonist. On Tuesday, he was arrested for allegedly assaulting however a police officer and appeared in court.
An altercation between Kuti and an unarmed policeman was captured on camera over the weekend on a popular Lagos route.
The 40-year-old rapper Kuti claimed in a tweet that the policeman had attempted to hurt him and his family, but he made no. Further mention of the purported scheme. The Nigerian police have been contacted by CNN for comment.
According to Kuti’s attorney Femi Falana, a Lagos judge rejected however the prosecution’s request to hold Kuti for 21 days in custody.
“The judge refused the police’s request for an additional 21 days of detention. If they don’t file a charge, the judge allowed them 48 hours to grant him bail, according to Falana.
If found guilty of assaulting a police officer, Kuti and then may spend up to three years in prison in Nigeria.
Grammy-nominated musician Kuti surrendered to police on Monday while being accompanied by his attorney after being ordered. To be detained by Nigeria’s national police commander.
Kuti has been detained as police investigate the case, according to a statement from Lagos however a police spokesman. Benjamin Hundeyin.
Kuti, who is well-known for his political activity through music and blunt criticism of the government, has been a strong opponent of police abuse.
Seun Kuti has performed for audiences all over the world with Egypt 80, the band his late father was a part of and currently leads. He has again done significant touring in the US, France, Japan, and the UK.
Kuti has continued his father’s 1997 death-related however Afrobeat legacy along with his sibling Femi. “Black Times,” Seun Kuti’s fourth album, received a. Grammy nomination in 2019.