Seun Kuti told us that his rank is SENIOR MARSHALL and not GO- Lawyer Adeshina Ogunlana
According to a news that was published by the Punch Newspaper online this morning, it was reported that the lawyers of the remanded Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, have said that contrary to the reports circulating online and print media, which claimed that Seun was crowned “General Overseer” in the cell by inmates, his rank is “Senior Marshall.”
Kuti:On the first day Seun was taken to cell, the leader of the inmate ordered him to stand- Source
According to a news that was published by the Vanguard Newspaper online this morning, it was reported that Seun Kuti, who happens to be the embattled Afrobeat singer, and the son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, who is being remanded at the State Criminal, Investigations and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State, on the orders of Yaba Chief Magistrate Court for assaulting a police officer, faced rejection on the first day he was taking to cell.
Detained Seun Kuti Expected To Be Released Today, As He’s Fulfilled All Bail Conditions - Lawyers
The Lawyers of detained Nigerian Afrobeat Musician Seun Kuti have revealed that he has fulfilled all the bail condition, and he is expected to be released today. Seun Kuti's lawyers, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN) and Kunle Adegoke (SAN) in a statement released on Tuesday said that Seun’s release was only waiting for administrative approval, adding that the process had nothing to do with whether or not the court had a physical sitting.
"We found suspicious things during search of Seun Kuti's home" - Police
The police said they discovered suspicious items during a search of the home of Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti in Lagos State. The news was shared by The Guardian on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. If you recall Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti's son Seun was seen in a viral video slapping a policeman in Lagos State.
Police source reveals what his colleagues found in Seun Kuti's house when they invaded it on Tuesday
In recent news, the Lagos State Police Command conducted a search at the residence of Seun Kuti, the Afrobeat singer, as they were reportedly looking for evidence to charge him with a separate crime. During the search, the police officers accompanied Seun Kuti to his house and confiscated his wife's mobile phone.
Court orders police to grant Seun Kuti bail after 48 hours
The court ordered the police to detain Seun Kuti, the singer, for additional 48 hours to enable their investigation into the alleged assault of one of its officers. The news was shared by The Sun on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. If you recall, legendary singer Fela Kuti's son Seun was arrested and detained at the state criminal investigation Department (SCID), for allegedly slapping an officer after his vehicle was stopped on Third Mainland Bridge.
Seun Kuti Finally Regains Freedom
Seun Kuti, the renowned Afrobeat musician, has finally regained his freedom as he was granted bail and subsequently released from detention. His lawyers, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN) and Kunle Adegoke (SAN), stated earlier in the day that he would likely be released on Tuesday, as ordered by the Chief Magistrate, after fulfilling the conditions of his bail.
Seun Kuti Released On Bail
Seun Kuti, the Afrobeat musician, has been released on bail from the custody of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Lagos. The news of his release was confirmed by his attorney, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, SAN, in a telephone interview on Tuesday night. Seun was released late in the evening on Tuesday. According to reports, a Sabo-Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State had granted an application by the police for an extension of remand of Seun Kuti until Tuesday (today). This was to enable
Court refuses application for Seun Kuti’s arraignment
According to the vanguard news,In a recent legal development, a court has refused the application for the arraignment of Nigerian musician Seun Kuti, citing a lack of substantial evidence to support the charges against him. The decision was made following a careful examination of the case by the court, which determined that the prosecution had failed to provide adequate grounds for Seun Kuti's arraignment.
Seun Kuti Gets 'Special Recognition' in Prison
In a remarkable turn of events, Seun Kuti, the renowned Afrobeat artist and son of the legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, has found himself assuming an unexpected role behind bars. Currently remanded at the State Criminal, Investigations and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos, following an altercation with a police officer, Seun has been crowned the 'General Overseer' by his fellow inmates.
Assault: Policeman was drunk, says Seun Kuti's manager
Seun Kuti's manager, Ayo Moses, has described what happened on the day the Afrobeat musician slapped a policeman on Lagos' third mainland bridge. Ayo, who spoke exclusively to Potpourri on the phone, stated that Seun Kuti was provoked by the cop. Seun was traveling with his family on the third mainland bridge on the aforementioned day when a police truck being driven by an officer who was allegedly intoxicated unexpectedly struck him from behind.
Police starved Seun Kuti, stopped wife from serving him meal – Lawyer
According to Vanguard, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, a prominent Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and legal representative for Seun Kuti, the son of legendary Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti, raised serious concerns regarding the alleged mistreatment of his client while in police custody. The lawyer also expressed dissatisfaction with the investigation conducted by Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), pertaining to the incident.
Court Grants Seun Kuti Bail
Seun Kuti, the Afrobeat musician who was involved in an altercation with a police officer, has been granted bail by the Chief Magistrate Court in Yaba, Lagos State. According to reports, Seun was stopped by the police while driving on Third Mainland Bridge and an argument ensued between them.
Court Adjourns Seun Kuti’s Trial to Wednesday
The trial of renowned Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, has been adjourned to Wednesday, May 24, 2023, according to reports. The Chief Magistrates Court in Yaba, Lagos State, presided over by Justice Adeola Olatubosun, was scheduled to hear the case on May 23, 2023, but the judge's absence from the court led to the adjournment.
Policemen Storm Seun Kuti’s Home, Sieze Wife’s Phone - Eyewitness
It has been reported that Lagos State Police Command officers, on Tuesday, stormed Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti’s residence at Akin Osiyemi, off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos for a search. It was gathered that his wife’s mobile phone was seized in the process.
Police Invade Seun's House, Seize Wife's Phone
Seun Kuti's home was raided by the police on Tuesday as they looked for evidence to bring the Afrobeat artist to justice. A source in the courtroom who spoke with SaharaReporters 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, asserting that the policeman he allegedly assaulted is in a coma at an undisclosed hospital.
Nigerian Police Ask Court For 21 Days To Detain Seun Kuti, Claim 'Assaulted' Policeman Is In Coma
The Lagos State command of the Nigeria Police Force has requested a court order to hold Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, in custody for a period of 21 days. This request follows their prior action of discreetly presenting him before the Yaba Magistrate Court without informing his legal representatives.
Seun has a history with the police and the military that has scarred him for life: Reno Omokri
Social media influencer Reno Omokri recently voiced his condemnation of Seun Kuti's actions, highlighting the need for justice to be served to both the police officer involved and Seun himself. While acknowledging the wrongfulness of Seun's behavior, Omokri shed light on the traumatic experiences that have left deep scars on Seun's life, particularly at the hands of the police and military forces.
Eyewitness, gives account of what transpired in court today, during Kuti's arraignment by police
Earlier today, it was reported that police operatives, secretly arraigned Seun Kuti in court, after he assaulted a police officer last Saturday, as the Chief Magistrate Court in Yaba, Lagos granted bail to the musician.The court, also ordered the Nigerian police to finish their investigation into the alleged assault of a policeman in 48 hours and allow Seun Kuti go back home.
Nigerian Police Request 21 Days To Detain Seun Kuti, Say 'Assaulted' Policeman Is In Coma
After covertly arraigning Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti at the Yaba Magistrate Court without notifying his attorneys, the Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Command, has asked the court for a remand order to hold him for 21 days. SaharaReporters also learned that the police prosecutors claimed in court that the assaulted police officer was in a coma and receiving treatment at an unnamed hospital.