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Seun Kuti charged to court for assaulting officer, police demands 21 days remand of artiste

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Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, was on Tuesday arraigned before Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun of a Magistrate’s court sitting in Yaba, Lagos State for alleged assault on a police officer.

He was charged with assault on a police officer, contrary to Section 356 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act.

According to the police prosecutor, S. A Adebese, the court should remand the defendant for 21 days pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.

But Kuti’s counsel led by Femi Falana, SAN, begged the court not to remand his client, stating that he was not aware of the remand application.

Grantinv Seun Kuti bail, the magistrate ordered the police to conclude investigations within 48 hours.

Kuti was arrested following a physical assault on a police officer around the 3rd mainland Bridge after a police vehicle rammed into his vehicle.

The police consequently ordered for his arrest but the artist turned himself in before he could be arrested.

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