Popular Nigerian singer and activist Seun Kuti has taken to social media to explain why gunshots were fired at party goers yesterday on his street in Allen Avenue, Lagos State.
Seun who is the youngest son of the late iconic Fela Kuti was alleged to have led thugs to vandalise vehicles on Osiyemi Street off Allen Avenue because they were parked indiscriminately.
Journalist Temitayo Ayetoto made the accusation on Twitter but in his reaction to the allegation, Seun revealed that the party guests parked their vehicles indiscriminately on the street and played loud music without regard for residents.
According to the singer, the entrance to his gate was blocked and rather than apologize, the offender argued with him, which led to a physical assault of a slap.
Seun said he slapped the person and this attracted the attention of the bouncers at the party but things soon simmered down.
He said moments after, as he tried to drive away, a bouncer came to attack him and this degenerated to fisticuffs and gunshots. He said;
“He (bouncer) said he would treat my ‘f**k up. That was when the fight started and we didn’t need to pull guns on anybody because we beat them with our bare hands. Blood on their noses, tore their uniforms. They left our street naked.
“Yes there were gunshots because we have men. This is Allen. I didn’t come to your hood. You want to try rubbish in my hood. You threatened my life in my hood and don’t expect gunshots. Even if the Federal Government comes for me, if they don’t come with a warrant signed by a judge, it will be a shootout. I am saying this for the whole world to hear.
“I never oppressed anybody. They were the ones that threatened my life and blocked my gate. What kind of behaviour is that because you are throwing a party and you don’t even live here.”