“People should understand that men in uniform can also provoke civilians.” The manager of Seun Kuti reacts to his arrest.

Ayo Moses, the manager of popular Nigerian singer Seun Kuti, has described what happened on the day the singer slapped a police officer on Lagos’ third mainland bridge.

Ayo, who spoke exclusively to Vanguard Potpourri over the phone, stated that the officer provoked Seun Kuti into physically attacking the cop.

He also claimed that the officer was drunk at the time of the incident.

In his words;

“On the said day, Seun was driving with his family on the third mainland bridge, when he was suddenly hit from behind, by a police truck being driven by an officer who was reportedly drunk. This act from the officer led Seun’s daughter into a sudden shock, as she was visibly shaken by the hit.

So, this made Seun pursue the truck, double-crossed it and forced it to a stop. When the police officer got down from the truck, instead of apologizing, he was arguing with Seun, which provoked him to slap the officer.”

Ayo wanted Nigerians to understand that Seun Kuti is a human being who would have reacted similarly if their family was in danger.

He warned police officers not to believe they are untouchable simply because they wear uniforms. He went on to say:

“People should realize that men on uniforms also provoke civilians. Immunity is no excuse for impunity.”

According to Ayo, Seun Kuti, who has been moved to the State CID officer in Yaba, would be represented in court by seasoned attorney and human rights campaigner, Femi Falana.

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