Seun Kuti, the controversial artist, recently injected humor into the situation by making a playful yet pointed comment directed at Naira Marley. During a live video session, Seun Kuti casually mentioned his own previous arrest and detention, humorously referring to a cell known as the “PANTI cell.”
With a tongue-in-cheek tone, Seun Kuti revealed that he had taken it upon himself to make some improvements during his stay in that cell, including enhancements to the toilet floor and other amenities. He jokingly suggested that Naira Marley, who is currently entangled in legal matters, might find these upgrades quite enjoyable. His remark was delivered with laughter during the live video.
It’s worth recalling that Naira Marley has been at the center of a string of controversies and legal issues in recent months. Initially, he faced allegations of involvement in the untimely demise of Mohbad, a former artist who had a public dispute with Naira Marley after departing his record label. While suspicions stirred around Naira Marley, new police reports have indicated that he may not be linked to the crime. However, the police did assert that he was guilty of threats to life and bullying towards the late Mohbad during his lifetime.
Nevertheless, Naira Marley’s legal miseries did not end there. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) launched an investigation into Naira Marley, revealing 11 charges related to drug use and fraud. These charges have fueled belief about his potential detention and legal consequences.
Seun Kuti’s jest about improving the facilities in his former cell hints at the possibility of Naira Marley facing legal punishment. It underscores the ongoing controversy surrounding the artist and his legal situation.