Seun Kuti Returned To Detention Over Justice of the Peace’s Absence
Each day Belief experiences that the Chief Magistrates’ Court docket sitting in Yaba, Lagos, has failed to take a seat.
The court docket, on Tuesday failed to take a seat within the case in opposition to Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat maestro, Fela Kuti.
Our correspondent learnt that Justice of the Peace Adeola Olatubosun who has been listening to the case, is away on a coaching.
Kuti was dropped at the magistrates’ court docket however upon studying of the absence of the Justice of the Peace, he was instantly taken again to the police station at Panti.
The case has been adjourned until Wednesday, Could 24.
Each day Belief had reported how Kuti was apprehended on Could 15 after he was filmed assaulting a police officer on the Third Mainland Bridge.
The musician was detained on the state legal investigation Division (SCID) and arraigned earlier than the Justice of the Peace’s court docket on Could 16.
The police had sought to get an order to additional preserve him in custody for 21 days pending the conclusion of its investigation.
However the cpurt directed the police to detain Kuti for added 48 hours after which launch him on bail.
Final Thursday, the Justice of the Peace prolonged the musician’s remand for added 4 days to allow the police proceed with its investigation.
She additionally ordered that his file be duplicated and despatched to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and subsequently adjourned the trial until Could 22.
The trial was, nevertheless, shifted to Tuesday.