Assault: Peter Okoye begs police not to prosecute Seun Kuti
Award-winning singer and half of P-Square musical duo, Peter Okoye, aka Mr P, has pleaded with the Nigeria Police to have mercy on afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti and not prosecute him over his recent assault on a police officer.
Recall that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, ordered the Lagos State Police Command to immediately arrest and prosecute the singer following his assault on a police operative in uniform in a viral video.
Reacting via his Twitter handle on Sunday, Mr P said Kuti’s action was unfortunate but pleaded with the Nigeria Police to temper justice with mercy.
He said from reports, Kuti’s family was in danger hence his action.
He wrote, “Quite an unfortunate incident and from reports, it seems Seun’s family was in danger hence the altercation.
“When you understand what happens when a man is put in a situation to protect his family from any form of danger, our emotions get the better of us.
“I ask and plead that the #NigerianPoliceForce accept our unreserved apologies for the unfortunate outburst and tamper justice with mercy.”