Nigerian singer, Daniel Benson, popularly known as BNXN has spoken about his altercation with the Nigerian police.
Recall that Naija News had earlier reported that BNXN, formerly known as Buju, stated on Twitter that he had spat on some police officers.
A viral video on social media showed the artiste engaging in a brawl with some security personnel in the Ikeja area of Lagos state.
Following the tweet from the musician, the Lagos State police command said it will sanction him for assaulting an officer of the law.
The State PPRO, Ben Hundeyin stated that if the police officers were found guilty of any misappropriate behaviour they would also be sanctioned.
The spokesman said; ‘‘@BNXN proudly tweeted that he ‘spat in [sic] a police officer’s face and it felt so good.’ He has since deleted the tweet.
The police officers will be sanctioned for their misbehaviour if established, while @BNXN will surely answer for his assault on a police officer.”
Shedding more light on the incident BNXN took to Twitter to explain that his now-deleted tweet was a figurative expression.
According to the music star, he meant that he was only standing his ground as a responsible Nigerian.
He tweeted; ”My since-deleted tweet stating that I spat in a police officers 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 do not support violence or abuse against the police in any form
“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 my person and I do not want my deleted tweet to be taken seriously. I appreciate the swift intervention of some reputable police officers on this matter too. Love”.