“I owe you my freedom and sanity” – Seun Kuti breaks silence after release from prison
Embattled Afrobeats singer, Seun Kuti has finally spoken, following his release on bail from prison.
Seun Kuti was released on bail, from the detention of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Lagos in the wee hours of Tuesday, May 23.
Confirming his release, his lawyer Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika told journalists,
“Yes, Ṣeun Kuti was released minutes ago. His bail conditions had been perfected since last Thursday, but the police asked for an extension to remand him in their custody until today (Tuesday), to conclude an investigation.”
This was after protesters stormed Yaba magistrate’s court earlier on Tuesday, to challenge the continued detention of Seun Kuti.
The group under the auspices of Youth Rights Campaign (YRC), African Action Congress (AAC), Movement for African Emancipation (MAE), Pan-African Consciousness Renaissance (PACOR), Workers and Youth Solidarity Network (WYSN), Movement of the People (MOP) and allies outside the court and gave the Lagos police command a 24-hour ultimatum for the immediate release of the musician.
The demonstrators , some of whom wore Batman and superman costumes, displayed placards with inscriptions such as: “#FreeSeunKutiCampaign,” “End Police Brutality,” “Independent Judiciary: Is it really independent”.
Suen Kuti took to his page a few hours after being freed to express his gratitude to his defense attorney, his family, and loved ones who supported him and helped make his release possible.
“I want to say a profound thanks to everyone who showed me all this love. All my friends that showed up!
Thanks most especially to my beautiful wife @chefyeidekuti
I be orphan o but family deeeey!! @femiakuti @madekuti @yeniakuti @mopcentre @funkekut and Lande Ransome-Kuti
Last but not least.
The Legal team.
Uncle Femi Falana ( SAN)
Uncle Olumide Fisika ( SAN)
Uncle Kayode Adegoke ( SAN)
And everyone on the team. I owe u my
freedom and my Sanity.