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Withdraw siege on Seun Kuti’s residence, Ayo Ademiluyi tells Police

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Foremost human right activist and legal practitioner, Ayo Ademiluyi on Friday, called for the immediate withdrawal of siege on the residence of the Afro Beat musician Seun Anikulapo Kuti by men of Lagos State Police Command.

He urged the Inspection General of Police IGP Muhammed Adamu and Lagos State Commissioner of Police CP Hakeem Odumosu, to as a matter of urgency withdraw about 30 Policemen laying siege on the residence since Friday morning.

He describing the action as an infringement on the fundamental human rights of the musician.

According to the activist, failure and neglect on the part of the Policemen will only lead to a fresh mass movement on the streets to end the wave of dictatorship once and for all. He said, “this actions represent a return to the dark days of jackboot dictatorship and would be heavily resisted,”

Seun had left a radio programme for his Friday rehearsal after which the Policemen laid siege on his residence and arrested one of his aids.

Armed Policemen numbering 30, had invaded the residence of the revolutionary musician, and #EndSARS activist, arresting his aid for unknown reasons.

However, Ayo in a statement said, “I have just been informed at about 6:21 pm that men and officers of Lagos State Police Command of the Nigeria Police Force are still laying siege on the residence of revolutionary Afro-beat musician, Seun Anikulapo Kuti,”

The social media platforms have been washed that a personal aide of the musician was picked up after a raid on the residence of the musician and leader of the Movement of the People, a Socialist political movement founded on the heels of the #EndSARS movement.

Also, the activist said the Policemen who arrested Seun’s personal aide did not display any warrant of arrest.

A spokesperson for Lagos State Police Command SP Muyiwa Adejobi could not be reached at press time.

Vanguard News Nigeria

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