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I Was Placed On A Cold Hard Floor – Seun Kuti Shares Prison Experience

  • Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti reveals his experience while in police detention after slapping a security operative on Third Mainland Bridge.
  • Kuti describes being made to lie on a hard cold floor among other prisoners during his time in jail.
  • Despite the challenging conditions, Kuti expresses gratitude for being released and compares it to being in the company of corrupt politicians.

Renowned Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti has opened up about his harrowing experience during his time in police detention, shedding light on the conditions he endured.

This revelation comes after Kuti’s arrest by the Nigerian police for allegedly slapping one of their security operatives on Third Mainland Bridge.

The musician stated that he was compelled to take such action due to threats made by the police officer against his family.

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Following his arrest, Kuti was remanded at the State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (SCIID) in Panti, Yaba, Lagos, based on the orders of the Yaba Chief Magistrate Court. After eight days in detention, he was eventually granted bail on Tuesday.

Taking to his Instastory on Friday, Kuti shared some of the challenges he faced while in jail. He recounted being forced to lie on a cold, hard floor amidst other prisoners.

Despite the discomfort, he expressed gratitude, stating that it was still preferable to being in the company of corrupt politicians, whom he referred to as the “devil’s house.”

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In a twist of events, Kuti has recently departed for Switzerland to embark on a summer European tour. Coincidentally, his departure occurred on the same day he was released from police custody in Nigeria.

A source close to the singer confirmed his travel plans to Zurich, where fans eagerly anticipate his upcoming performance on Thursday.

This journey comes after Kuti’s unfortunate inability to perform at a concert in Majorca Island, Spain, due to his detention by the Nigeria Police Force.

Seun Kuti’s prison ordeal sheds light on the challenging conditions faced by individuals during their time in custody. While recounting his experience of being placed on a cold hard floor, Kuti’s perspective emphasizes the contrast between his incarceration and the corruption prevalent in political circles.

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Despite enduring difficult circumstances, Kuti’s release has allowed him to continue pursuing his passion for music, entertaining fans in Switzerland and other parts of Europe.

This incident involving Seun Kuti highlights the importance of respecting the rule of law and ensuring that justice is served within the criminal justice system.

As Kuti moves forward from this ordeal, his resilience and commitment to his craft serve as an inspiration to artists and individuals striving for justice and social change.

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