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It was an idiomatic expression – Buju denies spitting in policeman’s face 

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Nigerian afro-fusion sensation, BNXN, fka Buju, has said his claims of spitting in a policeman’s face was only an “automatic expression”.

The ‘Finesse’ singer had on Wednesday, bragged about assaulting a police officer in a now-deleted tweet.

“Spat in a police officers face and it so good,” BNXN wrote.

The Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, responded to his claims saying the singer would “surely answer” for assaulting an officer of the law.

Following the decision of the Nigeria Police to invite him for questioning for assaulting an officer of the force, BNXN on Thursday, took to Twitter to deny assaulting the police officer.

He said his since-deleted tweet was an “idiomatic expression” and not the “literal way people may have taken it”.

The singer said he do not support violence or abuse against the police, adding that his now-deleted tweet shouldn’t serious.

BNXN wrote; “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.”

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