BREAKING: Seun Kuti freed after 8 days in Nigerian police custody

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Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti has been released from the detention of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Lagos.

Kuti, who was detained early last week was released today, Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

The development was confirmed by his attorney, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, SAN, in a telephone interview, according to PUNCH.

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“Yes, Ṣeun Kuti was released minutes ago,” he said.

Kuti was said to have been released after meeting bail conditions as ordered by the Magistrate.

Kuti is charged with assaulting a police officer during an altercation on Saturday, May 13, on the Third Mainland Bridge, in Lagos.

The police charged him with slapping an inspector after he drove dangerously on the bridge, and deliberately blocked a moving police vehicle.

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Kuti was arraigned last Tuesday, during which the Chief Magistrate earlier ordered his remand for 48 hours, and held that the defendant be admitted to bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum, at the end of the 48-hour remand.

However, following a second arraignment last Thursday, the magistrate adjourned the case until May 23 for mention and directed the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and forward a copy to the state director of public prosecutions for advice.

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