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BREAKING: Court Grants Bail To Musician, Seun Kuti, Orders Investigation by geesilver(m): 3:49pm On May 16, 2023
Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti has been granted bail by the Chief Magistrate Court in Yaba, Lagos.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the court’s decision also includes an order for the Nigerian police to complete their investigation into the alleged assault of a policeman within 48 hours, allowing Kuti to return home.

The prosecution team, headed by S. A. Adebese and Morufu Animashaun, sought the remand of the defendant for 21 days while awaiting legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions. However, the defense, led by Femi Falana, SAN, argued against the remand application, asserting their lack of awareness regarding it.

After hearing both sides, the magistrate called for a brief recess to carefully consider the matter. Upon reconvening, the magistrate delivered her ruling, stating that she would not solely rely on the police investigation. Consequently, she ordered the defendant to be remanded in police custody for a duration of 48 hours.

Addressing the courtroom, the magistrate affirmed, “The court has decided to prioritize its judgment over public opinion.” As a result, she advised that the case file be duplicated and forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions within 72 hours.

During the 48-hour remand period, the police would conclude their investigation. Following this period, the defendant would be eligible for bail, set at the sum of N1 million, provided two responsible sureties are presented. Additionally, the sureties must furnish a verifiable three-year tax payment receipt, and one of them must own a landed property within the court’s jurisdiction.

The case has been adjourned until May 23, 2023, for mention, allowing for further legal proceedings and developments in this ongoing matter.

This newspaper learnt that on Monday night, the police at the Lagos State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, reportedly refused to grant Seun Kuti bail after their futile attempt to trick him into writing a statement that would implicate him in the case of an alleged assault on a police officer.

The police claimed they were yet to conclude their investigation, rejecting the lawyer’s request to grant the musician bail.

The situation escalated when a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, one of the lawyers defending Seun, called the police commissioner to complain about the unruly behaviour of the officers, treatment of his client, and prevention of Olumide-Fusika from being present during the musician’s interrogation.

It was also learnt that the police officers at the facility continued to be hostile to Seun, his lawyers, and his family members.
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Re: BREAKING: Court Grants Bail To Musician, Seun Kuti, Orders Investigation by Finemelody: 3:51pm On May 16, 2023
Sharp Sharp ?
Re: BREAKING: Court Grants Bail To Musician, Seun Kuti, Orders Investigation by Absuchat(m): 3:52pm On May 16, 2023
Government can humble anybody... See as the "almighty" kuti be like ekuke. Same way that weyrey portable nearly cry in the docks

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Re: BREAKING: Court Grants Bail To Musician, Seun Kuti, Orders Investigation by sulakishop(m): 3:53pm On May 16, 2023
Once bitten, twice Shy... Weed shouldn't take away your senses.

Only a fool argue with a man holding a gun

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Re: BREAKING: Court Grants Bail To Musician, Seun Kuti, Orders Investigation by trulymatters(m): 4:01pm On May 16, 2023
The Nigerian Police should improve on their services. Citizens would act better if they do. (P.S this is not a seal of approval to what Mr Seun Kuti did. That was wrong. I don sleep for cell before for talking back at an officer, but that's a story for another day.)
Re: BREAKING: Court Grants Bail To Musician, Seun Kuti, Orders Investigation by raskymonojendor: 4:01pm On May 16, 2023
Obidients won't like this news ooo. They have suddenly become friends of the police after this Seun's brouhaha.
Re: BREAKING: Court Grants Bail To Musician, Seun Kuti, Orders Investigation by BRIMBRAM: 4:03pm On May 16, 2023
grin

The Kuti Family must have contacted the French President to beg on their behalf grin. Macron's love for Fela no be small. He personally visited the shrine as French President to dance Afro beat and perhaps smoke some weed. grin

Anyway, jokes apart. It seems the whole story is starting to take a new narrative, in favour of Seun. But Seun deserve to be used as a proper scapegoat. A reference point as to how such offense was taken care of by the Police.

Am also happy with the objectivity of Tinubu's supporters. None have I seen that have allowed sentiment to becloud their/ our reasoning.

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Re: BREAKING: Court Grants Bail To Musician, Seun Kuti, Orders Investigation by yarimo(m): 4:08pm On May 16, 2023
This is very commendable from the court
Re: BREAKING: Court Grants Bail To Musician, Seun Kuti, Orders Investigation by mbaise1000: 4:17pm On May 16, 2023
Whatever we say, or our personal sentiments, if it is not reality will never turn what is not real to reality,
Truth is there is no tribe in nigeria that doesn't have a large number of criminals and evil people, that anyone agree or disagree with this doesn't make it true or false, anyone that support the evil those that are supposed to be defending nigerians are doing will surely surely reap what they are doing and anyone who supports any wrong or evil done to them will also receive the same evil and anyone that support the evil done to any group will surely be treated they way he supports others be treated,
Re: BREAKING: Court Grants Bail To Musician, Seun Kuti, Orders Investigation by Toluwanise247(m): 4:31pm On May 16, 2023
raskymonojendor:
Obidients won't like this news ooo. They have suddenly become friends of the police after this Seun's brouhaha.
Don’t mind them awon oloriburuku
Re: BREAKING: Court Grants Bail To Musician, Seun Kuti, Orders Investigation by MadamExcellency: 4:33pm On May 16, 2023
The Magistrate deserves commendation for an unbiased ruling.

Kudos to Madam Magistrate for not taking the side of the government or public opinion in her ruling.

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