Seun Kuti, the Afrobeat singer, has spoken up for the first time since his release from police detention.


The music star was released to his family on Tuesday evening after spending eight days in police custody.

In a series of posts via Instagram, Seun appreciated his legal advisers for their support during his ordeal with the police.

He also appreciated “everyone who showed me all this love” including his wife.


The singer said although he is an orphan, his family members stood by him during hard times.

“I want to say a profound thank you to everyone who showed me all this love. All my friends that showed up. Thanks most especially to my beautiful wife @chefyeidekuti,” he wrote.

”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.


“I be orphan o but family deeee!”


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Seun, the youngest son of Fela Kuti, the late Afrobeat legend, was apprehended on May 15 after he was filmed assaulting a police officer on the Third Mainland Bridge.

He was detained at the state criminal investigation Department (SCID) and arraigned before the magistrate’s court on May 16.

The police had sought to get an order to further keep him in custody for 21 days pending the conclusion of its investigation.


But Adeola Olatubosun, the chief magistrate of the court, directed the police to detain the musician for additional 48 hours and then release him on bail.

Olatubuson later extended Seun’s remand for additional four days to enable the police to continue with its investigation.

She also ordered that Seun’s file be duplicated and sent to the DPP and subsequently adjourned the trial till May 22.

The trial, which was shifted to Tuesday, May 23, was, however, stalled due to the absence of the chief magistrate.


Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, the singer’s counsel, earlier disclosed that Seun will be at the magistrate’s court in Yaba on Wednesday for the proceeding which was adjourned on Tuesday.

The purpose of that proceeding, according to Adeyinka, is to receive the director of public prosecution (DPP)’s advice.

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