Seun Kuti Regains Freedom After Police Detention Over Assault


Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti, an afrobeat musician, was taken into custody by the State Criminal Investigation Department in Panti, Lagos, but was freed on bail on Tuesday night.

Seun Kuti was been detained by the police for allegedly assaulting a police officer some days ago on Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.

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Earlier, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Adeyinka Fusika, who is also the counsel for remanded Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, has said that “administrative approval” is delaying the singer’s bail.

During the sitting on May 16, he was granted bail by the court but was to remain in police custody for 48 hours to allow police to complete their investigation.

On Thursday, May 18, after the 48-hour period had passed, the police sought to keep the singer in custody for an additional four days in order to continue their investigation.

On getting to court today, it was gathered that the judge had gone for training.

According to his lawyer, the purpose of today’s sitting was to receive the Lagos Director of Public Prosecution’s advice.

Fusika said;

The court, as you will recall, had ordered that the prosecution of the case must be by the DPP’s office and not by the police, hence, the police were also ordered to send the case file to the DPP for evaluation and decision as to prosecution.

The court was, therefore, to sit today to receive the DPP’s advice, but did not because, as we’re informed, the magistrate is attending a training course.

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