Singer Paul Okoye alias Mr. P of PSquare, has pleaded with the Nigerian police to ‘temper justice with mercy’ over the case of his colleague, Seun Kuti, who was caught on video assaulting a policeman.
Taking to Twitter following the order for Kuti’s arrest by the Inspector-General of Police, Okoye wrote, “Quite an unfortunate incident, and from reports, it seems Seun’s family was in danger hence the altercation.
“When you understand what happens when a man is put in a situation to protect his family from any form of danger, our emotions get the better of us.
“I ask and plead that the #NigerianPoliceForce accept our unreserved apologies for the unfortunate outburst and tamper justice with mercy.”
The tweet got the attention of the Lagos police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, who then replied, “Whenever you feel an unarmed lone police officer put your family in danger (God forbids it), go ahead and slap the officer. Do it in Nigeria and the USA where you visit often.
“I’m certain eminent Nigerians will bring up this argument of yours in your defense.”
METROWATCHXTRA.COM reports that a video that emerged on Saturday showed Kuti pointing to the unidentified police officer before proceeding to push and slap the officer.
Following the criticism that followed, the police IG ordered for Kuti’s arrest, and okayed a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the assault and the prosecution of the singer.
The musician had alleged attempted murder of himself and his family members by the police officer in question.
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