Assault: Court grants Seun Kuti bail


On Tuesday, a Magistrate’s Court in Lagos State’s Yaba district granted bail to embattled Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti.

Kuti is anticipated to meet his bail conditions within 48 hours, according to his lawyer, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN), and the state police spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, in separate interviews with Channels Television.

The Lagos State Police Command had taken Seun to court to get a 21-day remand order, but the singer was granted release.

Upon completion of an investigation, the police should hand over the case to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, his lawyer added.

The musician spent the night with the police at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba on Monday after he turned himself in to the police following an order for his arrest by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba.

The singer was captured on video slapping and assaulting a policeman on a busy Lagos road.