Detained Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, has fulfilled his bail terms and has been released from Police custody on Tuesday night.
Consequently, the musician has left Police facility in Panti for his house in Ikeja to rejoin his family. LEADERSHIP reports that his lawyers, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, SAN, and Kunle Adegoke, SAN, had earlier disclosed that Seun Kuti perfected his bail conditions and was only waiting for administrative approval on Tuesday.
The disclosure followed the adjournment of the trial of Seun over alleged assault of a Policeman, earlier slated for Tuesday, May 23, 2023, following the absence of Justice Adeola Olatubosun of the Chief Magistrates Court in Yaba, Lagos State.
According to the senior lawyers, the trial was adjourned as a result of the judge attending a training course. The purpose of today’s sitting was to receive the Lagos DPP’s advice. The Court, as you will recall, had ordered that the prosecution of the case must be by the DPP’s office and not by the Police, hence the Police was also ordered to send the case file to the DPP for evaluation and decision as to prosecution.
“The court was therefore to sit today to receive the DPP’s advice, but did not because, as we’re informed, the Magistrate is attending a training course. However, the Advice of the DPP is not ready as the police investigation team is still holding on to the case file.
“Nevertheless, the release of Mr. Kuti on bail, as ordered by the Magistrate, is only waiting for administrative approval. That process has nothing to do with whether or not the court has a physical sitting. We are hopeful that Mr. Kuti will be out today on the bail granted him, having fulfilled the terms,” they stated.