The Lagos State Police Command today 16th of May 2023, arraigned Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti for assaulting an Inspector of Police.

The Police today applied for the remand of Seun Kuti as the investigation is yet to be concluded.

The court granted the remand application for 48 hours to enable the conclusion of an ongoing investigation, after which he can be granted bail.

He was arraigned at Magistrate Court, sitting in Yaba, Lagos State. He was arraigned before Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun, the prosecution was led by S. A Adebese and Morufu Animashaun.

The Prosecutors asked the court to remand the defendant for 21 days pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.

However, Kuti’s counsel, led by Femi Falana, SAN, asked the court not to remand his client, stating that they were not aware of the remand application.

The magistrate after listening to both parties requested five minutes of recess stating that she needed to deliberate on her own. Upon her return, the magistrate said she would not rely on police investigation hence she remanded the defendant for 48 hours in police custody.

Delivering her judgment, she ordered that the singer be remanded for 48 hours with the police and then be granted bail in the sum of N1 million.

She ruled thus: “Court has decided to override any public opinion and pass the judgment of the court. Following the remand application presented before the court, I am advising that the case file be duplicated and sent to the Directorate of public prosecutions within 72 hours.

“The defendant is hereby remanded for 48 hours in police custody to allow the police to conclude their investigation. After 48 hours, the defendant will be granted bail in the sum of N1m with two responsible sureties, a three-year tax payment receipt that is verifiable; one of the sureties must have a landed property within the court jurisdiction.”

The case was adjourned the case till May 23, 2023, for mention.

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