Inmates crown singer Seun Kuti ‘General Overseer’ as he leads prayer sessions, paid 25k

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Singer Seun Kuti, who’s currently in detention for allegedly assaulting a police officer, has reportedly been crowned the ‘General Overseer’ of his cell by the inmates and a copy of the Holy Bible given to him as an instrument of his office.

Vanguard reports that, his appointment as the GO was however not without some drama after the inmates initially rejected him.

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Recall that Seun was arrested on Monday, May 15, for allegedly slaping a police officer on the Third Mainland bridge.


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It was gathered that after preliminary interrogations were concluded, Seun was then taken to the cell to join other suspected criminals. It was learned that his first shocker was the hoarse, deep baritone voice of the leader of the inmates who directed him to keep standing.

A few minutes later, a cri§is 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.

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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.

Vanguard also gathered that Seun was so infuriated by the ugly development that played out that he refused to eat the food provided for him including the food brought by his wife. The hunger strike continued for almost a day and a half until he finally started eating.


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The climax of the drama was that the inmates later crowned him the General Overseer of the cell and a bible was handed over to him. That means that he is presently leading the inmates in prayer sessions whenever the need arises after which they would all chorus: GO, GO.

See reactions below;

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tufab: A KING even in PRISON. ? it has been ordained. You can’t stop the man. In years to come, you can continue to investigate the SLAP. but a KING IS A KING! ?.

korede_lagos:  In the cell or prison, there’s an entire world where inmates have their structure, to which all must abide by. No single individual is bigger than this system! May innocent inmates experience freedom soon, amen.

db_naturals_: But wasn’t this man granted bail??? See how the Nigerian police force all of a sudden became very active in flaunting muscle because of Seun matter.

meerah_cul:  In Nigeria ??, Seeing Shege is still manageable…. Some dey see Shege Banza, And some dey see Shege Banza damburo ba. Be grateful for your Ordinary Shege. Seun kuti Dey see shege Dan iska right now ??‍♂️.

maxim_realtyltd:  I wonder why the court didn’t grant him bail, and they still kept him in Kirikiri!!!!! What he did is a bailable offense………. I thought he hired a SAN to represent him in court.

officialbobbyfredrick__:  Them dey pay money in prison ,Omo 10s dey happen ??

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