By Chinenye Festus:-
The residence of a popular singer and activist, Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti, professionally known as Seun Kuti was on Friday morning, stormed by at least 30 armed policemen for reasons yet unknown, arresting a member of his family.
According to SaharaReporters, the policemen invaded the residence in an attempt to pick up the musician, but met his absence, as he was on a routine morning radio show.
Although the reasons for the invasion were yet to be ascertained, it may not be far from Seun’s role during the EndSars protest. He was one of the musicians who used his platform to support the protest.
A group called (MOP) Movement of The People said the arrest and police harassment meted on Seun’s family is Unwarranted.
The group said: “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.”
“They 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,” it added.
The MOP maintained that when it comes to defending people against robbers, bandits, kidnappers, and most importantly fighting insurgency, the police will be nowhere to be found.
The group said it’s quite unfortunate that they allowed themselves to be used by the ruling elites to oppress people.
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