A Magistrate Court remanded Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, for 48 hours in police custody for allegedly assaulting a police officer.
Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun gave the order after the singer was arraigned on Tuesday.
Kuti, in a 12-second video clip that went viral on May 13, 2023, assaulted a policeman on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State.
The defendant turned himself in at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, on Monday, following an order for his arrest by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba.
He was later transferred to Lagos Criminal Investigation Department, Panti and arraigned on Tuesday before a Yaba Magistrate’s Court for assault on a police officer, an offence contrary to Section 356 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act.
The prosecution led by S. A Adebese and Morufu Animashaun prayed the court to remand the defendant for 21 days pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
However, Kuti’s counsel, led by Femi Falana, SAN, prayed the court to not remand his client, stating that they (the counsel) were not aware of the remand application.