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Court grants Nigerian police plea to detain Seun Kuti for additional 4 days

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A Sabo-Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has processed an application to extend Seun Kuti’s remand for an additional four days.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Olatubosun, extended Kuti’s remand until May 22, 2023.

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Simon Lough (SAN), who led a police legal team to the court, had moved the application.

According to him, the extension is to allow further investigation into the case.

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Recall that Seun was arraigned in court on Tuesday after a video of him slapping a police officer went viral on social media.

The offence is contrary to Section 356 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act. The chief magistrate ordered his remand for 48 hours.

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She, however, held that the defendant should be admitted to bail in the sum of one million Naira with two sureties in like sum, at the end of the 48-hour remand.

She said that one of the sureties must be a landlord within the jurisdiction of the court.

She had adjourned the case until May 22 for mention and directed the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and forward a copy to the state director of public prosecutions for advice.

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