Femi Falana, frontline Lagos lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) says he will represent the musician Seun Anikulapo-kuti who is embroiled in an alleged assault of a police officer. Falana had severally represented Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the late father of of Seun, for almost two decades uptill the time of his death in 1997 and came to be known as “Fela’s lawyer”.

Much of Falana’s acclaimed came from his friendship with and legal representation of Fela and his outstanding understanding of the law and his nimble arguments.

Seun Kuti, submitted himself to the Lagos State Police Command on Monday morning.

Seun reported to the police in company of his lawyer and a family member, spokesman for the police command, Benjamin Hundeyin said.

Hundeyin said Seun is now at the State Criminal Investigation Department in the Panti area of the state.

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He also said upon completion of investigation, the police would go ahead with prosecution of the singer if there is any reasonable ground.

Seun was recently captured on video assaulting a police officer.

Force spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi subsequently said the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has ordered the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command to arrest the Afrobeat singer.

“The IGP has equally ordered a speedy and full investigation into the remote and immediate cause(s) of the assault and prosecution of the suspect accordingly,” he added.

“IGP Usman Alkali Baba assures Nigerians that acts of contempt/disdain for symbols of authority will not be tolerated while offenders of such hideous crimes will be surely brought to book,” the statement added.