Seun Kuti’s Assault Case Adjourned to September 27th as Chief Magistrate Absent

by Adeola Adeyeye
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The legal proceedings against Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti, who faced assault charges for his altercation with a police officer, have been adjourned to September 27th. The case was scheduled for a hearing at the Magistrate court in Yaba, Lagos state on Monday, September 4th but had to be postponed due to the absence of Chief Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun.

Recall that Seun Kuti was apprehended following the arrest order issued by the former Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, on May 13th. The arrest was in connection with an incident where the singer was seen assaulting a police officer in uniform on the Third Mainland Bridge in May, with the video of the altercation circulating on social media.

On May 15th, Seun Kuti voluntarily turned himself in and was subsequently placed under arrest. In his defense, the son of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti stated that he wouldn’t press charges as he believed the police officer attempted to kill him.

Following his arrest, Seun Kuti was handcuffed and taken to the state CID in Panti, Yaba for further investigation. He was released on May 23rd after meeting the conditions of his bail. He is facing charges for assaulting the police officer, an offense under Section 356 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act.

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