Seun Kuti dedicates freedom to sister Yeni as birthday gift

Seun Kuti

Media personality Yeni Kuti has got her wish after saying she wanted her younger brother Seun Kuti’s freedom as a birthday gift.

Seun revealed this in an Instagram post on Wednesday, describing her as an “extraordinary force for good.”

“My freedom is your birthday day gift u said so Happy birthday Big Sis.

“You are an extraordinary force for good in this world and we are more than happy to have u in fact we are lucky!! @yeniakuti,” he wrote.

The musician now proudly carries the title of senior marshall of cell 1 in Panti, Yaba which he was given by his cellmates.

Seun was released in the late hours of Tuesday after being with the police since May 15.

He was arrested and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Panti, Yaba, Lagos State for slapping a police officer in uniform on May 13.

Speaking via Instagram, Seun appreciated his wife and legal team and all who showed empathy for him while in police custody.

”I want to say a profound thanks to everyone who showed me all this love. All my friends that showed up! Thanks most especially to my beautiful wife @chef yeidikuti,” he wrote.

The musician, son of the Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, added: “Last but not least, the legal team. Uncle Femi Falana, SAN, Uncle Olumide Fisika, SAN, Uncle Kayode Adegoke, SAN, Barrister Ogunlana, Ade Ademiluyi; and everyone on the team, I owe you my freedom and my sanity. Let’s go.”

Seun’s release was confirmed by his attorney Olumide-Fusika on Tuesday night.

His lawyer also confirmed that the singer will be at the Yaba Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for the proceedings that were adjourned due to the magistrate’s absence.