Police PRO: The Reason Seun Kuti Was Handcuffed


The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police Force, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, stated that it is standard procedure to handcuff a suspect before arrest. He said this in response to a question on Twitter on Monday.

Tweep, Omo David questioned the police for handcuffing singer Seun Kuti after he walked in and said: “Were handcuffs necessary and why collect his shoes? NPF sha. The musician was accompanied by his lawyer, Olumide-Fusika, SAN and another lawyer, Femi Akinyemi of Falana and Falana Chambers, by popular human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN. Adejobi responded by saying: “You don't seem to know arrest? With this question. In any case, that's standard procedure before an arrest." The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, ordered Seun's arrest after a video of the musician attacking a policeman surfaced online.

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