How Lagos Police Plans To Detain Kuti Till Monday
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How Lagos Police Plans To Detain Kuti Till Monday

The Lagos State Police Command has secured a court order to remand the embattled Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti till Monday. This was disclosed by the defendant’s lawyer, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN).

Speaking during an interview with Channels Television today, the lawyer hinted that the police approached the Magistrate’s Court in Yaba for a variation of the bail earlier granted to the singer.

The lawyer revealed that the singer was not represented in court today as his legal team was not informed that they were appearing in court today. Olumide-Fusika said by the time he got to court, the deed had been done.

Olumide Fusika explained that though the police applied for a variation of the bail, the Magistrate refused and extended Kuti’s detention till Monday.

These details have however not been confirmed by the Lagos police spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin.

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Recall that Seun Kuti who was arrested for assaulting a policeman on a busy Lagos road was granted bail by a Magistrate’s Court in the Yaba area of Lagos State on Tuesday. The bail was granted with conditions that were to be met within 48 hours.

The musician has been at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba since Monday after he turned himself into the police following an order for his arrest by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba.

According to reports, The Lagos State Police Command took Seun to court to secure a 21-day remand order but the court granted the singer bail. Also, the Spokesman of the State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, said since the singer turned himself in, police authorities have not and will not lay a finger on Seun Kuti.

In a tweet, he wrote, “Contrary to some people’s emotion-laden expectations, we are smart enough not to torture him.”

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