On Tuesday, a team of officers from the Lagos State Police Command invaded Seun Kuti’s Akin Osiyemi home in Ikeja, Lagos, off Allen Avenue, to conduct a search.
The musician was escorted to the search location by the police while being restrained.
A witness reported that following the search, the cops left with Seun’s wife’s phone.
“The police officers invaded Seun’s home here on my street, Akin Osiyemi, and he was in the vehicle with them while in handcuffs.
They stormed and searched his apartment. But they also seized his wife’s phone before driving off with Seun Kuti,” the witness told PUNCH.
A video clip now trending online captured the moment police operatives conducted a search at the embattled singer’s residence.
Meanwhile, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, on Tuesday, said the command duly obtained a warrant to search Seun Kuti’s residence.
According to the police, this was part of an ongoing investigation of the alleged assault perpetuated by Seun Kuti.
“It’s part of our ongoing investigations. We were investigating assault, we stumbled on some things we needed to verify. We got a duly issued search warrant, which we executed,” Hundeyin told PUNCH.
This is coming after a Magistrate’s Court in Yaba area of Lagos State on Tuesday granted him (Kuti) bail.
Seun Kuti assault policeman
Recall that on Sunday that Seun Kuti trended on all social media platforms over a video of him physically assaulting a Nigerian police officer.
In the viral video, Seun Kuti could be seen confronting a policeman at Third Mainland Bridge.
Speaking out on his Instagram story, Seun Kuti alleged that the policeman wanted to kill him and his family.
The son of late legendary singer, Fela Kuti stated that he has proof of it, but he isn’t one to chase clout.
He added that the policeman had apologized to him and he had agreed not to press charges.