The Lagos State Police Command has asked Court to remand Seun Kuti for 21 days in detention as the police officer he slapped is allegedly in coma at an undisclosed hospital.
A source disclosed to SaharaReporters that Seun Kuti was secretly arraigned without notifying his lawyers at the Yaba magistrate court.
“The police have moved Seun Kuti to the Yaba Magistrate Court for arraignment without notifying his lawyers. The magistrate is sitting by 12noon, but Seun and his lawyers are already in court,” the source said.
According to SaharaReporters, a witness in the court said;
“The Chief Magistrate Mrs, Adeola Olatunbosun Magistrate Court 1 Yaba took a statement from the Nigerian police applying to detain Seun Kuti for 21 days, claiming the policeman he allegedly assaulted is in a coma at an undisclosed hospital.
However, Kuti’s lawyer, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika countered that the police already stated publicly that the police officer trailed and went to Seun’s house and accepted N12,000 to repair his car.
It also emerged that the DCP in Panti had gone to meet the Magistrate earlier before secretly moving Seun to the court without notifying his lawyer.
They also accused Seun of not writing a statement, but Olumide-Fusika countered that he was there when Seun wrote a statement. The Chief Magistrate decided to go on recess to ‘study the file.”
Seun Kuti, who spoke through his lawyer, Olumide Fusikan, SAN said that he would defend himself against Hundeyin’s investigative findings at the right time.
Kuti turned himself in on Monday following the allegation that he assaulted a Police officer in a video making its rounds on social media.