Absence of Magistrate Olatubosun stalls Seun Kuti’s trial for assualt

The trial of Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti over alleged assault, was Tuesday stalled due to the absence of Yaba magistrate court Adeola Olatubosun.

The controversial singer was slated to be arraigned before the court, but a source at the court informed reporters that the chief magistrate was out on an official assignment.

Seun, who is the youngest son of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, was arrested on April 15 after he was recorded in video assaulting a police officer on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

He was detained at the state criminal investigation Department (SCID) and subsequently arraigned before the magistrate’s court on April 16.

The police had attempted to get an order to further detain him in custody for 21 days pending the conclusion of its investigation.

But the chief magistrate of the court mandated the police to detain the musician for additional 48 hours and then release him on bail.

TMY Newspapers recalls that last week, magistrate Olatubuson extended Seun Kuti’s remand for additional four days to provide the police the opportunity to proceed with its investigation.

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