Assault on Police: Court Grants Seun Kuti Bail, Sets Conditions

The Chief Magistrate Court in Yaba, Lagos has granted bail to Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti.

The court also ordered the Nigerian police to finish their investigation into the alleged assault of a policeman in 48 hours and allow Kuti to go home.

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.

Kuti, in a 44 seconds video clip that went viral on May 13, 2023, was seen assaulting a policeman on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State.

The defendant then turned himself in at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, on Monday, following an order for his arrest by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba.

He was later transferred to the state’s Criminal Investigation Department, Panti and was, on Tuesday, arraigned before a Yaba Magistrate’s Court for assault on a police officer, an offence contrary to Section 356 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act.

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