Seun Kuti, the embattled Afrobeat singer and son of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, who is being held at the State Criminal, Investigations and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos on the orders of the Yaba Chief Magistrate Court for assaulting a police officer, has been crowned the ‘General Overseer’ of his cell by the inmates.
As an instrument of his office, he was claimed to have been given a copy of the Holy Bible. His nomination as the GO, however, was not without controversy, since the convicts originally rejected him.Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police. Seun, on the other hand, surrendered to police on Monday, escorted by his counsel, and was arraigned in a Sabo, Yaba Chief Magistrate Court on Tuesday, which ordered his remand.
We learned that following preliminary interrogations, Seun was taken to the cell with other suspected criminals.
His first shock came from the gruff, deep baritone voice of the convict leader, who told him to stay standing. A few minutes later, the convicts were claimed to have rejected him, causing a crisis inside the cell.
The detainees were beating on their metal protective door, demanding that Seun be removed from the cell.
In a viral video, Seun was accused of slapping a police officer on the Third Mainland bridge on May 13, prompting the authorities to arrest him.According to individuals who talked with VANGUARD NEWSPAPER, as the detainees’ clamor grew, Seun began bargaining for peace to reign. That’s when he realized that his presence made disturbance but the convicts’ rejection drew little or no attention from the police guards.
At the time, he allegedly promised to provide them N25,000 and was told to deliver it immediately. He had to beg for the phone to call his wife, who swiftly delivered the money to their boss. The convicts eventually embraced him (Seun) and gave him a place to sit.
Vanguard also learned that Seun was so enraged by the unfortunate events that he refused to Eat the meal that has been prepared for him, including food brought by his wife. He went on a hunger strike for over a day and a half before ultimately starting to eat.
The convicts later crowned him General Overseer of the cell, and a Bible was handed across to him as the drama’s climax. That is, he is currently leading the inmates in prayer sessions whenever the need arises, followed by a chorus of “GO, GO.”
Seun was observed clutching the Bible tightly in his left hand while climbing the steps leading to the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge, Waheed Ayilara, when Vanguard visited the Department at Panti at 2:30 p.m. yesterday. He was eventually led down the back enter the cell via the stairs.
According to the source, those that visited the beleaguered artist included his elder brother, Femi, as well as other family members, as well as his lawyers and other friends.