Rev Chris Okotie, former Presidential candidate ,and Head Pastor of the Household of Gods church
has urged the
Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba, to show mercy upon
Afrobeat star, Seun Kuti over his
case with the Police.
Seun is one of the children
of the late legendary musician,
bandleader, composer, political
activist and Pan-Africanist,
who was also regarded as the
pioneer of Afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Seun is in detention for slapping a Police man during an encounter in traffic recently. The
matter has raised an uproar
across the country.
In a press statement issued
in Lagos yesterday, and signed
by his media adviser, Ladi Ayodeji, Rev Okotie made a case
for amnesty for the embattled
music star.
Below is the full statement:
“I would like to urge the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to
demonstrate a paternal clemency towards Seun Kuti in his
transgression against an authorised myrmidon of the law.
“Anti-establishment is not
acceptable under any guise,
however, a humane superintendence is a mark of a great
“The youth have been under
tremendous pressure to establish a new Nigerian social order
and Seun’s abrasive conduct is
a tangent from that trajectory.
“I plead earnestly with the
IGP to temper justice with
mercy and exculpate Seun of
all charges. Femi and Seun Kuti
are artistic souvenirs bestowed
upon us by the legendary Fela
Anikulapo-Kuti and we truly
appreciate the creative artistry
demonstrated in their musical
“Please find sufficient grace
in your heart to anesthesize the
gravity of this provocation.
“May the blessing of the God
of heaven be vouchsafed to you
in the plenitude of His Grace.”
Okotie’s message came in the
wake of the court’s extension of
Seun’s detention by four days.

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