Court Grants Seun Kuti Bail, Gives Police 48 Hours To Complete Investigation

Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti has been granted bail by Magistrate Court in Yaba,Lagos .

The court ordered that the defendant must produce two sureties who must be owners of landed properties in Lagos State.

Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun also ordered police to complete their investigation within 48 hours.

Seun was charged with assault on a police officer, an offence contrary to Section 356 of the Criminal Code Act.

The police prosecutor, S. A. Adebese had prayed that the court remand the defendant for 21 days.

The counsel said the three weeks would allow the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to prepare legal advice.

But the defence counsel, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), opposed the plea in his argument.

Olumide-Fusika begged the court not to remand his client, adding that he was not aware of an application to that effect.

The son of the legendary Fela Kuti was arrested for slapping an officer after his vehicle was stopped on Third Mainland Bridge.

At the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Panti, Yaba, Kuti refused to volunteer any statement during questioning.

His lawyer said police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin made himself the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) by “issuing a report of his investigative work” in the media.

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