JUST IN: Afrobeat Star Seun Kuti Released On Bail (Video)

by Opeyemi Alimi
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Seun Kuti

Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti has been released on Tuesday night on bail, from the detention of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Lagos.

The development was confirmed by his attorney, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, SAN, as reported by PUNCH Newspaper on Tuesday night.

“Yes, Ṣeun Kuti was released minutes ago,” he said.

Earlier reports suggest that the Afrobeat musician may be released today (Tuesday) following the expiration of the extension of his remand in police custody.

Recall that the lead counsel to the police, Simon Lough, SAN, moved the application, noting that the extension was to allow further investigation into the case.

However, the outspoken Afrobeat star, having met the bail requirement was released today. He was reunited with his family and friends who made themselves available to receive him after being released from police custody.

Watch the video below:

Seun Kuti released after meeting bail conditions

VIDEO: Seun Kuti Released After Meeting Bail ConditionsAfrobeat singer, Seun Kuti has been released from police custody after meeting bail conditions on Tuesday.Credit: Twitter // Omoyele Sowore

Posted by News In Naija on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

HotNewsInNaija reports that Kuti is charged with assaulting a police officer during an altercation on Saturday, May 13, on the Third Mainland Bridge, in Lagos.

The police charged him with slapping an inspector after he drove dangerously on the bridge, and deliberately blocked a moving police vehicle.

Kuti was arraigned last Tuesday, during which the Chief Magistrate earlier ordered his remand for 48 hours, and held that the defendant be admitted to bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum, at the end of the 48-hour remand.

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