Court Tells Police To Hands Over Seun Kuti’s Prosecution To Lagos State

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Grants Seun Bail

– Refuses Police Request To Detain Singer For 21-Day

A Chief Magistrate Court, sitting in Yaba, Lagos, has granted bail to Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti.

In granting the bail, the Court, however, declined to grant the police’s request for a 21-day detention order pending its ongoing investigation on the Afrobeat singer.

The Court also ordered the Nigerian Police to finish its investigation into the alleged assault of a policeman in 48hours and allow Kuti to go home.

“The Court grants police 48hours 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,” a witness said.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Olatubosun, also asked the police to remove themselves from prosecuting him.

She directed that the case file be duplicated and forwarded to the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions for prosecution.

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