MKO Abiola, wife falsely accused Fela of armed robbery — Seun Kuti

By Seyi Babalola

Seun Kuti, one of the sons of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, has revealed how late MKO Abiola and his wife Simbiat falsely accused his father of armed robbery during Muhammadu Buhari’s military regime.

According to Seun, Abiola and Simbiat accused Fela of stealing their Ferrari car at gunpoint.

The accusation took place during a time when laws under Deputy Head of State Tunde Idiagbon made armed robbery punishable by death.

Fortunately, Fela escaped the setup as he was performing in Cameroon when the Abiolas filed the false report at a police station.

Asserting the claim on a live Instagram post, Seun Kuti said: “Abiola and his wife, Simbiat, lied against Fela that he and his boys robbed her of her Ferrari at gunpoint under Idiagbon’s regime. This was Abiola and his wife’s plan to kill my dad because, under Idiagbon, armed robbery was punishable by death.

“Abiola and Simbiat wrote a statement at a police station that they saw Fela and his gang rob her at gunpoint.

“This led to Fela’s arrest which is punishable by death, but luckily for Fela, he was performing in Cameroon the very day Simbiat was lying about the theft. Fela escaped the case because he can’t be in two places at the same time; it’s either he’s on a stage in Cameroon or robbing in Lagos.

“Responding, Fela and my elder brother, Femi, took 12 buckets of faeces go and listen to his song – give me shit, I give you shit – then you will have a better understanding. They took it to Abiola’s house in the middle of the night and smeared his compound.

“The next day, the police visited my father’s house saying they came to investigate the shit-show in Abiola’s house the previous day. But Fela denied the act saying if given the opportunity, he would smear Abiola’s house with faeces.”

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