The Lagos State police command has asked the court for a remand order to detain Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, for 21 days after it earlier arraigned him at the Yaba Magistrate Court without notifying his lawyers.
Police prosecutors, it was gathered, claimed at the Magistrate Court that the assaulted policeman was in a coma, and was receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
Meanwhile, the court is presently on recess as the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Olatunbosun, said she was “studying the file.”
The Magistrate Court began sitting by 12pm, but Seun Kuti and his lawyers, who had got wind of the police secret arraignment, were already in court.
Kuti had told the police personnel in Yaba, Lagos State that he would not volunteer any statement since the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Benjamin Hundeyin, had already concluded his investigation and published the same report in the media.
Kuti, speaking through his lawyer, Olumide-Fusika, SAN, in an update on Tuesday morning, noted that he would “at the right time and place” defend himself against Hundeyin’s published “investigative findings.”
Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti was on Monday arrested and handcuffed following his visit to the state police command.
His arrest followed a viral video of him assaulting a police officer on Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.
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