Court Refuses Application For Seun Kuti’s Arraignment
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Seun Kuti Remanded For Alleged Assault On Police Officer

Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun of a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos State, on Tuesday, ordered the remand of afrobeat singer Seun Kuti for allegedly assaulting a Police Officer at the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, on May 13, 2023.

Magistrate Olatubosun held that he should be remanded for 48 hours in Police custody to allow the Police to conclude their investigation.

She said the defendant would be granted bail in the sum of one million naira with two responsible sureties, a three years tax payment receipt that is verifiable; one of the sureties must have a landed property within the Court jurisdiction after 48 hours.

She then adjourned the case until May 23 for mention.

The defendant was charged with assault on a Police Officer, an offense contrary to Section 356 of the Criminal Code Act of Nigeria.

The defendant turned himself in at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, on Monday and was subsequently arrested and moved to the State CID in Panti.

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