Singer Paul Okoye of PSquare, aka Mr. P, has pleaded with the police to temper justice with mercy over the case of his colleague, Seun Kuti, who was filmed assaulting a policeman.
In the video that emerged on Saturday, Kuti was seen pointing to the unidentified police officer before proceeding to push and slap the officer.
The police, however, have called for the singer’s arrest following the viral video.
Reacting to the development via a tweet on Sunday, Mr. P wrote, “Quite an unfortunate incident, and from reports, it seems Seun’s family was in danger hence the altercation.
“When you understand what happens when a man is put in a situation to protect his family from any form of danger, our emotions get the better of us.
“I ask and plead that the #NigerianPoliceForce accept our unreserved apologies for the unfortunate outburst and tamper justice with mercy.”
Retweeting Mr P’s post, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, wrote, “Whenever you feel an unarmed lone police officer put your family in danger (God forbids it), go ahead and slap the officer. Do it in Nigeria and the USA where you visit often.
“I’m certain eminent Nigerians will bring up this argument of yours in your defense.”