‘Hard Floor Among Prisoners Better Than Devil’s House with Politicians’- Seun Kuti

by Adeola Adeyeye
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Seun Kuti

Afrobeat sensation Seun Kuti recently took to social media to share his thoughts and reflections on his time spent in police custody. The embattled singer was arrested on May 15, following his voluntary surrender to the authorities. The Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba, had issued an arrest order on May 13 after a video appeared online, showing Seun slapping a police officer.

Seun endured a period of detainment and was subsequently brought before the court. He remained in police custody until Tuesday, May 24, when he was granted bail. In what seems to be a sincere Instagram post, the musician described his perspective on the experience. He emphasized that being placed on the hard floor among prisoners was preferable to being in the company of politicians. He further referred to said politician’s house as the “devil’s house.”

The statement alludes to the challenging conditions Seun faced while in custody. His poignant words shed light on the contrasting environments he saw. It also suggests that the hardships faced alongside other prisoners were more tolerable than the company of certain politicians.

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