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Why We Searched Seun Kuti's Home - Police

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The police say they discovered suspicious items during the search of the home of Nigerian musician, Seun Kuti.

Lagos police spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this in a tweet while responding to criticism on how the police are handling the musician’s ongoing assault case against a policeman.

 Hundeyin noted that officers "stumbled on certain suspicious things that needed to be proven/disproved beyond (a) reasonable doubt."

"We, therefore, applied for and duly got a search warrant from the court which we have executed," he tweeted.

Hundeyin said the investigation into the matter continues and that "no law restricts the police to investigate only the initial crime."

He pointed out that it was globally acceptable for the police to stumble on other crimes while investigating an initial crime.

Police Inspector General, Alkali Baba Usman, ordered Seun Kuti's arrest after a video of him slapping a policeman went viral.

On Monday, the musician, who is the son of Afrobeat legend, Fela, turned himself in at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja, accompanied by his lawyer.

The 40-year-old was subsequently arrested and moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Panti.


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