JUST-IN: Court Adjourns Seun Kuti’s Trial To Wednesday
The trial of Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, has been adjourned to Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
Justice Adeola Olatubosun of the Chief Magistrates Court in Yaba, Lagos State, adjourned the trial, which was slated for this Tuesday, May 23, 2023.
The trial was reportedly adjourned as a result of the magistrate’s absence from the court.
It will be recalled that Sabo-Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, in Lagos, yesterday, granted an application for an extension of remand of embattled afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, for additional four days.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Olatubosun, extended Kuti’s remand until May 22.
Mr. Kuti was charged with assaulting a police officer, when he allegedly slapped an Inspector of Police, after driving dangerously on the Third Mainland Bridge, in Lagos State, and deliberately blocking a moving police vehicle, on May 13, 2023.
He was earlier arraigned, on Tuesday, May 16, during which the chief magistrate ordered his remand for 48 hours.
She, however, held that the defendant should be admitted to bail in the sum of N1 million, with two sureties in like sum, at the end of the 48-hour remand, stating that one of the sureties must be a landlord within the jurisdiction of the court.
She adjourned the case to May 22, 2023, for mention and directed the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and forward a copy to the state director of public prosecutions for advice.