Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti has been released on Tuesday night on bail, from the detention of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Lagos.

The development was confirmed by his attorney, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, SAN, in a telephone interview on Tuesday night.


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


It had earlier been reported that the Afrobeat musician was to be released on Tuesday following the expiration of the extension of his remand in police custody, court obtained revealed that the Chief Magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun, extended Kuti’s remand until Tuesday, May 23.


The documents show that a Sabo-Yaba Chief Magistrate Court in Lagos State last week Thursday granted an application by the police for an extension of remand of Seun Kuti until Tuesday, to enable the police to conclude its investigation, and for the advice of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution.


The police had told the court that the two days’ remand extension that was earlier granted was not enough for it to conclude its investigation.


Responding to the police application, the magistrate said, “I will grant the extension. Matter adjourned to May 23, 2023, for DPP’s advice,” the document exclusively obtained was revealed on Monday.



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