Absence of magistrate stalls Seun Kuti’s trial for alleged assault

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The absence of Chief Magistrate Adeola Olatubosun on Monday stalled proceedings in the trial of afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, for alleged assault at the Sabo Magistrate Court in Yaba, Lagos.

However, Kuti and his counsel as well as the prosecution team, were in court when the matter was called by the registrar.

Proceedings in the case will continue on September 27.

The magistrate had earlier adjourned the case till Monday for the advice of the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The police arraigned Kuti on May 16 for allegedly assaulting an officer.

He allegedly committed the offence on May 13 on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.

The police alleged that the singer slapped an inspector after he drove dangerously on the bridge and deliberately blocked a moving police vehicle.

Olatubosun consequently ordered that Kuti be remanded in custody for 48 hours.

She, however, held that the singer should be granted bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum at the end of the 48 hours.

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