VICTORIOUS O. G
Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Adeyinka Olumide- Fusika in a statement, Tuesday said the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Benjamin Hundeyin whom claimed he doubles as the investigative police officer refused to send the file containing the report of his investigation for legal evaluation but made it a subject of media publication.
Fusika who further alleged that the decision of the police to handcuff Kuti and subject him to media parade is illegal and violates Section 5 of the Administration of Criminal Justice law, added that the singer is presumed innocent till contrary proven by the state.
Fusika added that though Seun Kuti reported to the station by himself by 8am on Monday morning, he didn’t give his statement till 8pm.
Lagos State Police PRO, Benjamin Hundeyin, however said the state Criminal Investigation Department is handling the investigation and not him.
He further added that Kuti arrived at the SCID by 12pm, Monday and was not at any point denied from making his statement adding that he made his statement by 8pm which was the convenient time for the police.
Son of Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti had alleged via Instagram that the police officer threatened his life and that of his family.
Speaking about the details of the case, Hundeyin said that after altercations between the singer and the police officer, Kuti gave the officer twelve thousand naira to repair damages on his vehicle after the officer followed him to his house.
Hundeyin added that the officer had reported the matter to the Area F command where he equally deposited the twelve thousand naira before the video showing Kuti went viral on social media.
When asked if the police intend to obtain a court order to detain Kuti further beyond the stipulated period for holding a suspect, since the suspect had been in custody for about twenty four hours in custody, Police spokesperson said he cannot disclose the plans of the police as regards that.