The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command to arrest Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti.

In the video that emerged on Saturday, Kuti was allegedly seen pointing to the unidentified police officer before proceeding to push and slap the officer.

According to a statement by Force Public Relations Officer Olumuyiwa Adejobi titled “SERIOUS ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER: IGP CONDEMNS ACT, ORDERS IMMEDIATE ARREST OF SEUN KUTI,” “The IGP has equally ordered a speedy and full investigation into the remote and immediate cause(s) of the assault and prosecution of the suspect accordingly.”

Posted on his verified Twitter handle @Princemoye1, the statement which was sighted by CITY LAWYER concluded that “IGP Usman Alkali Baba assures Nigerians that acts of contempt/disdain for symbols of authority will not be tolerated while offenders of such hideous crimes will be surely brought to book.”

Meanwhile, Kuti has promised to cooperate fully with the police on his planned arrest. Following the order by the IGP, Kuti wrote on his Instagram story, “I welcome the investigation and will give my full cooperation! I also pray to the IG that whoever is wrong should be indicted.”

The afrobeat star had written in his defence that the police officer “tried to kill me and my family; have the proof but I no dey chase clout. He has apologised and I have agreed not to press charges. Make una mind una business make the poor guy no lose him job.” The incident reportedly occurred today on Third Mianland Bridge, Lagos.

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