A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos has denied a request by the police to detain singer Seun Kuti for 21 days for allegedly assaulting a police officer.
The police had on Tuesday, May 16, applied to detain Seun Kuti for 21 days, claiming the policeman he allegedly assaulted is in a coma at an undisclosed hospital.
However, the court granted bail to the Afrobeat musician on Tuesday afternoon, and also ordered the Nigerian police to finish their investigation into the alleged assault in 48 hours and allow Kuti to go.
According to the report, a witness disclosed that: “The court grants police 48 hours to complete ‘their investigations’ after which Kuti can be left to go home on bail.
Kuti’s bail is with two sureties who must be with landed property in Lagos.”
The Chief Magistrate also asked the police to remove themselves from prosecuting him. She directed that the case file should be duplicated and forwarded to the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions for prosecution.
Recall that Seun’s lawyer, Olumide-Fusika, SAN, on Tuesday accused the police of starving the musician and denying his wife access to him.