#EndSARS: Policemen Invade Seun Kuti’s Lagos Home, Arrest Family Member

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Police operatives numbering more than 30 on Friday invaded the Lagos home of Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti and arrested a family member as they did not meet the musician at home.

Sahara Reporters quoted a group, Movement of the People (MOP), as disclosing this in a statement, saying that the attempted arrest was linked to the musician’s promotion of the #EndSARS protests.

According to the MOP Media Centre, Seun Kuti was on a radio programme when the policemen stormed his home.

The group condemned the arrest of the musician’s family member, describing it as uncalled for.

The group said it was lamentable that the policemen were eager to arrest the musician while kidnappers, robbers, and terrorists were operating across the nation unchallenged.

“Seun Kuti is one of the strategy figures of the #EndSARS Movement who remains vocal despite mounting attacks and intimidation from the oppressive Nigerian government. He is one of the leaders of the developing socialist-oriented political organisation of the toiling masses and youth, Movement of the People.

“This attempt to arrest Seun Kuti is not surprising, as it falls in the growing pattern of attacks and repression on all voices of mass and youth opposition to the hellish and oppressive situation in the country.

“The Nigerian ruling elites are now desperate to silence all voices speaking the truth to the masses and calling on the masses to get organised politically and boot the oppressors and their rotten system out of power,” the statement read in part.

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MOP Media Centre further said, “They (police) look the other way when the rich oppressors close down our streets because of their parties and social engagements. The vested agenda of police these days is to attack and kill peaceful protesters, striking workers or stop meetings where the state of the nation is to be discussed.

“What is definite is that this crude attempt to silence Seun Kuti has failed already and would only help accelerate the building of the mass revolutionary political organisation of the toiling masses and youth,”

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