Nigerian authorities extend Seun Kuti’s detention

Authorities in Nigeria have extended the detention of afrobeat singer Seun Kuti, son of musical pioneer Fela Kuti, by an extra four days.

It is expended his detention will last until 22 May, local media reports.

He had been arrested on Monday for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Police chief Usman Alkali Baba had ordered his detention on Saturday, but Mr Kuti decided to hand himself in at the start of the week.

Kuti, 40, was “captured on video assaulting a police officer in uniform”, the police spokesman added.

Before his arrest, Kuti said on Twitter that the policeman had tried to kill him and his family, but he did not explain how.

The musician has tweeted that he would give “full cooperation” to any investigation.

Source: BBC