Seun Kuti To Spend More Days In Detention

On Thursday, a Sabo-Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos granted a request to extend Seun Kuti’s remand for an extra four days.

Kuti’s remand was increased by the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Adeola Olatubosun, until May 22.

The application was made by Mr. Simon Lough (SAN), who arrived in court with a group of police attorneys.

He claims that the reason for the extension is to allow for more case-specific research.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Kuti is accused of assaulting a police officer.

He allegedly committed the offence on May 13 on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos State.

The police charged him with slapping an inspector after driving dangerously on the bridge and deliberately blocking a moving police vehicle.

Kuti was arraigned on Tuesday during which the chief magistrate ordered his remand for 48 hours.

She, however, held that the defendant should be admitted to bail in the sum of one million Naira with two sureties in like sum, at the end of the 48-hour remand.

She said that one of the sureties must be a landlord within the jurisdiction of the court.

She had adjourned the case until May 22 for mention and directed the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and forward a copy to the state director of public prosecutions for advice.

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