The Police have alleged that icriminating items may have been identified while searching the residence of Seun Kuti, son of late Afrobeat maestro, Fela Kuti.
Benjamin Hundeyin, Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos state, said this while reacting to a criticism on social media.
Mr. Hundeyin said this while reacting to a tweet by Seun Osewa, founder of Nairaland.
Mr. Osewa had accused the police of harassing Kuti’s family by ransacking their home and seizing his wife’s phone.
“The harassment of Seun Kuti’s family by ransacking their home & seizing his wife’s phone is wrong.”
“You’re making people who were sympathetic to the police because Seun Kuti’s behaviour was despicable to remember why they hated the police before. This is bad PR for the police,” Osewa tweeted.
In response, Hundeyin said, “In the course of our investigation, we stumbled on certain suspicious things that needed to be proven/disproved beyond reasonable doubt.
“We, therefore, applied for and duly got a search warrant from the court which we have executed. Investigation continues.
“No law restricts the police to investigating only the initial crime. World over, Police Departments stumble on other crimes while investigating an initial crime. We are duty bound to investigate them in line with our mandate of detecting and investigating crimes.”
Seun Kuti was arrested for publicly assaulting a police offcer in early May. The video of the assualt was uploaded on the social media attracting wide condemnation against Mr. Kuti from the public.