Nigeria’s Seun Kuti held after slapping a policeman

The youngest son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti is being held in police custody for 48 hours after he assaulted an officer.

Seun Kuti, 40, does not deny that he did it.

Last week Nigerian media quoted the musician as saying he had to act, because the policeman “tried to kill me and my family… He has apologised and I have agreed not to press charges.”

A police chief ordered Kuti’s detention on Saturday and the musician handed himself in on Monday.

On Tuesday, he appeared before Lagos’ Yaba Magistrate Court, which sent him to be held in police custody for 48 hours, after which he can be bailed.

The case is adjourned until next Tuesday.

bbc Africa

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