Seun Kuti, the Afrobeats singer, has updated his profile on Instagram to reflect his title in prison.


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) in Panti, Yaba, 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, 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.

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


He then appeared at the magistrate’s court on Wednesday. The court later dismissed an application filed by the police to arraign Seun.

Olatunbosun held that she needed the DPP’s advice before proceeding with the case.

She then adjourned the case until July 3 for mention.


But on Friday, checks by TheCable Lifestyle showed the singer updated his Instagram page to reflect the titles he acquired during his time in prison.

Seun described himself on the social media platform as “Senior Marshall, Cell One. Panti!”

On Thursday, the musician departed Nigeria — via the Murtala Muhammed international airport, Lagos — for Europe on a concert tour.


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