MKO Abiola, wife framed my father to have him killed – Seun Kuti


Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti, son of famous Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, shared a story about his father on Instagram.

He said that MKO Abiola and his wife Simbiat once tried to get Fela in big trouble.

This happened when Muhammadu Buhari was the military leader of Nigeria. At that time, armed robbery could be punished by death.

Seun 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.”

But Fela didn’t get in trouble because he was performing in another country, Cameroon, when Abiola and Simbiat said the robbery happened.

Seun explained, “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.”

Seun also said that after this, Fela and his older son Femi got back at Abiola in a very unusual way. They smeared Abiola’s house with buckets of feces at night. When the police came to ask about it the next day, Fela denied doing it but said he would if he could.