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How MKO Abiola framed my father and nearly got him sentenced to death – Seun Kuti

Music legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s son, Seun Kuti, has claimed that late MKO Abiola and his wife, Simbiat, framed his father up for armed robbery during the military regime of Muhammadu Buhari.

The Afrobeats singer made this allegation during a live Instagram session while narrating how Abiola and Simbiat accused Fela of stealing their Ferrari at gunpoint.

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Seun said Fela managed to escape the death penalty that was placed as punishment for armed robbery punishable by death because he was performing in Cameroon at the time the said crime was committed.

He 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; its 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.”