Peter Okoye, the singer, has pleaded with the police following Seun Kuti‘s alleged assault incident.


On Saturday, a video surfaced on social media showing Kuti slapping a uniformed policeman in Lagos.

The footage prompted Usman Alkali, the inspector-general of police (IGP), to order Kuti’s arrest.

In a post via Twitter on Sunday, Okoye said Seun was wrong but begged the police to “temper justice with mercy.”



“Dear @PoliceNG, what Seun did was wrong! Please temper justice with mercy!” the singer wrote.

Reacting to Okoye’s post, Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos police spokesperson, said justice is administered by the court.

He added that Okoye should redirect his message to the judiciary.


“Just in case you didn’t know or have forgotten, we don’t give justice. The court does! You might want to redirect this to the judiciary. You’re welcome,” Hundeyin wrote.

Okoye, while reacting to the public backlash that followed the police brawl, said the officer tried to harm him.

In February, Peter Okoye and Seun Kuti engaged in a war of words over politics.

Seun had referred to Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, whom the Okoye brothers had been ardent supporters of, as an opportunist who can’t save Nigeria.


He also took a hit at Okoye, calling him an “indecisive person” while also mocking his career.

Okoye fired back at Kuti by downplaying his standing in the music industry.

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