The Yaba Magistrates Court, on Tuesday, ordered the remand of Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, at the State Criminal Investigation department (SCID), Panti, Lagos, pending the conclusion of investigation.
Seun was arraigned before Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun on Tuesday, for assault on a police officer, an offence contrary to Section 356 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act.
Present at the court on Tuesday, were his defence counsel, Femi Falana (SAN), his older brother and Afrobeat singer, Femi Kuti and his wife.
The police prosecutor, S. A Adebese, had prayed the court to remand the Singer for 21 days pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
However, his counsel, led by Femi Falana (SAN), pleaded with Magistrate Olatunbosun not to remand his client, adding that he was not aware of the remand application.
Ruling on the remand application, Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun, ordered the Singer be remanded for 48 hours in police custody to allow the police to conclude their investigation.
She said, “Court has decided to override any public opinion and pass the judgement of the court.
“Following the remand application presented before the court, I am advising that the case file be duplicated and sent to the Directorate of public prosecutions within 72 hours.
“The defendant is hereby remanded for 48 hours in police custody to allow the police to conclude their investigation.
“After 48 hours, the defendant will be granted bail in the sum of N1m with two responsible sureties, a three years tax payment receipt that is verifiable; one of the sureties must have a landed property within the court jurisdiction.”
She adjourned the case till May 23, 2023, for mention.