Policemen barricade Seun Kuti’s Residence, Arrests Family Member

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The Nigerian Police Force has laid siege to musician Seun Kuti’s house on Friday and arrested a family member of his.

According to reports the policemen stormed the residence in a an attempt to arrest Seun, but they met his absence, as he was on a routine morning radio show.

A member of his family was arrested “for yet-to-be-ascertained reasons”.

This is coming about a week after Kuti was accused of firing a gun at a party at Ikeja on the 12th of December. According to Temitayo Ayetoto, a journalist who called him out on Twitter, Kuti, assaulted the car owners who parked indiscriminately on Osiyemi Street off Allen Avenue where he lives.Seun Kuti, the following day responded to the accusation saying gunshots were fired because his life was under threat

According to Kuti, trouble broke out party-goers parked indiscriminately and blocked the entrance to his residence thereby impeding movement. Seun admitted he slapped the person who blocked his gate and this attracted the attention of the bouncers at the party.

Kuti said moments after, as he tried to drive away, a bouncer came to attack him and this degenerated to fisticuffs and gunshots.

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