Police search Seun Kuti’s home in Ikeja

Seun Kuti

Policemen on Tuesday searched the residence of Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti at 15, Akin Osiyemi Street, off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.

The policemen took the musician along during the search.

An eyewitness claimed the singer’s wife’s phone was taken away by the police.

“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.

Seun, in a 12-second video clip that went viral on May 13, 2023, assaulted a policeman on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State.

The defendant turned himself in at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, on Monday, following an order for his arrest by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba.

He was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti and was, on Tuesday, arraigned before a Yaba Magistrate’s Court for assault on a police officer, an offence contrary to Section 365 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act.

Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun remanded him for 48 hours to enable the police complete their investigation.

Lagos police spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin said the Command obtained a warrant to search Seun Kuti’s residence.

“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 went to execute,” Hundeyin told the newspaper.