LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Nigerian singer, Daniel Benson also known as BNXN, has denied spitting in a police officer’s face.
Recall that on Wednesday, 17 August, Lagos police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, reacted to BNXN saying he spat on a police officer during a confrontation captured on video.
The Afro-fusion singer caused a big stir on social media after he was involved in an altercation with the police.
He became a trending topic online after a series of videos of him and the policemen fighting on a Lagos road was captured by fans who recognised him.
In one of the clips, the singer’s Benz was surrounded by the armed men while Bnxn formerly known as Buju, was seen looking disheveled in just his singlet and trousers.
In a series of now deleted tweets, the Kilometre crooner took to his page to explain his side of events.
According to him, he let a police officer in his car but the personnel proceeded to tear his shirt and slap him.
In another post, Buju revealed that he spat in an officer’s face and it felt so good to do so.
SP Hundeyin who acknowledged the now-deleted tweet, said while the police officers will be sanctioned for their misbehavior if established, Buju on the other hand “will surely answer for his assault on a police officer”.
The singer has now taken to Twitter to deny spitting on an officer.
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.”