A Lagos lawyer, Ayo Ademiluyi, has kicked against the siege on Seun Anikulapo’s residence by the Nigerian Police.
Ademiluyi in a statement issued on Friday said such action represents the returns of dark days of jackboot dictatorship.
The statement reads, “I have just been informed at about 6:21pm that men and officers of Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force are still laying siege on the residence of revolutionary Afro-beat musician, Seun Anikulapo Kuti . It will be recalled that some few hours ago, news broke out on social media 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.
“As at the time of issuing this statement, the police officers who arrested Seun Anikulapo Kuti’s personal aide did not display any warrant of arrest.
“After missing Seun Anikulapo Kuti, who left a Radio programme for his Friday rehearsal, the Police contigent came for a second time and this time laying a siege in wait for the revolutionary musician.
“This actions represent a return to the dark days of jackboot dictatorship and would be heavily resisted. I call for immediate withdrawal of siege on Seun Anikulapo Kuti’s residence by the Commissioner of Police of Lagos State Police Command , CP Hakeem Odumosu and Inspector General of Police , Adamu Adamu as their actions amount to infringement on fundamental rights. “Failure and neglect on the part of the Nigeria Police Force will only lead to a fresh mass movement on the streets to end this wave of dictatorship , once and for all.”