Afrobeat singer and son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Seun Kuti has emerged the ‘General Overseer’ of his cell after he was forced to pay N25,000 by the inmates.
Kuti is being remanded at the State Criminal, Investigations and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos on the orders of Yaba Chief Magistrate Court for assaulting a police officer .
A source at the SCIID hinted that the inmates who had earlier disagreed over the plan to install Seun Kuti their GO, however, a better him for the position after the payment of N25,000 was made by the singer .
A copy of the Holy Bible was said to have been handed over to him as an instrument of his office.
Seun, after his arrest, was then taken to the cell to join other suspected criminals.
Shortly after his entrance into the cell, he was said to have been initiated .
Crisis later erupted inside the cell as the inmates were said to have rejected him.
The inmates were banging on their metal protective door, asking that Seun should be taken out of the cell.
Sources said as the uproar by the inmates escalated, Seun started negotiating for peace to reign.
That was when he noticed that the commotion his presence caused and his rejection by the inmates attracted little or no attention from the police guards.
At that stage, he reportedly promised to dole out N25,000 to them and he was directed to produce it without delay.
He had to beg for the phone to call his wife who quickly brought the money which was handed over to their leader.
The inmates subsequently accepted him (Seun) and provided a space for him to sit down.
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