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Benjamin Hundeyin Commends Peter Okoye For Deleting His Tweets ‘Supporting’ Assault On Officers



The Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin has commended Nigerian singer, Peter Okoye for deleting all his tweets supporting assault on police officers.

Benjamin Hundeyin

Hundeyin’s comment comes a day after Peter pleaded with the police force to temper justice with mercy on his colleague Seun Kuti following the latter’s altercation with a policeman last Saturday.

Kuti was seen in a viral video, pushing and also slapping a policeman on the Third mainland bridge in Lagos State.

The singer, who is the youngest child of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti while assaulting the officer was heard saying, “You dey crase, you dey mad?”, but the cop kept his cool throughout the whole confrontation.

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Subsequently, the Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba ordered the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, to arrest the singer for assaulting a police officer in uniform.

Alkali Baba equally ordered a speedy and full investigation into the remote and immediate cause(s) of the assault and prosecution of the suspect accordingly.

Peter in a now-deleted tweet on his handle, said it was an unfortunate incident, but added, however, that Seun’s action may have been triggered, going by reports which suggest his family may have been in danger hence the altercation.

Taking to his official Twitter handle on Monday, Benjamin Hundeyin praised the Okoyes brother for deleting all his tweets that give tacit support for assault on police officers, stating it is “way to go.”

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According to him, no one should condone criminality.

“I commend @PeterPsquare for deleting all his tweets giving tacit support for assault on police officers. Way to go. 👍🏼

“No one should condone criminality,” he wrote.

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Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that Seun Kuti turned himself in, to the police on Monday morning, accompanied by his lawyer and a family representative.

He was arrested, handcuffed by the police, and moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department, popularly known as Panti, in Yaba, Lagos State.

In the latest update on the case, the state police command has refused to grant the bail application of the Afrobeat star.

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