Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, afrobeat star Seun Kuti’s lawyer has accused the police of holding on to his case file and refusing to obey a magistrate who ordered that it be sent to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
Fusika who accused the police of parading his client at every police station in the state, said they are waiting for him to be charged so they can offer his defence.
The lawyer said in a statement;
“Mr Kuti submitted himself to the police so that he can go answer in court for the allegation of assaulting a policeman. It is the police who, rather than taking this simple and straightforward step, have decided to create a circus and make a ‘national emergency’ of the matter.
“Now that Mr Kuti has been put in manacles and taken on parade from one police station to another and from one location to the other across Lagos State since Monday, May 15, when exactly is he going to be charged for, as you put it in your statement, ‘attacking and slapping a police officer in uniform?’
“That should not be too much for a suspect to expect. I do hope that Lough as a lawyer and indeed a Senior Advocate of Nigeria counselling the police on this matter will obey the order of the magistrate’s court to send the case file to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions for legal evaluation and possible charge and prosecution before a court of law.”