‘I was in life-threatening situation’ – Buju denies assaulting police officer
Following dispute with uniformed men, popular Nigerian singer, BNXN, formerly known as Buju, on Thursday, has reacted.
Reacting BNXN denied spitting on a police officer’s face.
It was reported earlier via a tweet from the singer that he spat on a police officer after an encounter in Lagos State.This got the attention of the Lagos State Police Command, who assured that Buju will be punished if he’s found guilty of assaulting a police officer.However, the singer in a thread on Thursday, explaining his now deleted tweet, said he does not support assaulting an officer of the law.
His tweet read: “I do not support abuse against the police in any form.
“My since deleted tweet stating that I spat in [sic] a police officer’s face was an idiomatic expression to say I disrespected a police officer to his face and not the literal way people may have taken it on social media. I don’t support violence or abuse against the police in any form.”Narrating his clash with the police officers yesterday, Buju said he was in a life threatening situation after some policemen assaulted him.“Yesterday I was in a life threatening situation which caused me to lash out due to the physical assault on me by some policemen who have now been brought to book. However , I just want to focus on what’s important to me, my music. Thank you for all the love and concern.
“I stood on my right as a responsible Nigerian, despite the violence against me and I don’t want my deleted tweet to be taken seriously.“I appreciate the swift intervention of some reputable police officers on this matter too. Love,” Buju wrote.