News flash ! Alleged Assault: How Seun Kuti Regained Freedom – Family 


A member of the Kuti family and elder sister to the embattled afrobeats  singer,Yeni Kuti has disclosed how her younger brother was rehesed from Police custody after spending eight days behind the  bars
Yeni said Lande Ransome-Kuti and Funke Kuti stood as the sureties for Seun.

She said, “They have perfected his bail, the judge has signed and the sureties have been accepted.

“They have gone to the sureties’ houses to inspect,  Lande and Funke stood as sureties for him.”

The  musician had met the terms of his bail granted him by the magistrate on Tuesday and was released.
Recall that Seun  was taken into custody on May 16 after he submitted himself at the  State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Lagos State.

This followed the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba’s order that  the the musician  be arrested after he was captured in a viral video assaulting a policeman on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos on May 13.

Also confirming the report ,Seun’s attorney, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, (SAN), in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Tuesday night, confirmed the development.

He said, “Yes, Seun Kuti has just was released minutes ago.

“His bail conditions has been perfected since last Thursday, but the police asked for an extension of his remand until today (Tuesday).”

The police had on May 16 taken the musician before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, where the magistrate granted the police an order to detain him for 48 hours.

The magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun, said at the expiration of the 48 hours, the musician should be released on bail in the sum of “ N1m with two responsible sureties, a three years tax payment receipt that is verifiable; one of the sureties must have a landed property within the court jurisdiction.”

The magistrate ordered the police to forward the case file to the Lagos State Directorate or Public Proscutions for legal advice.

But on the expiration of the 48 hours, the police returned and obtained an order to remand Seun Kuti for additional four days to conclude investigations.

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