Afrobeat star, Seun Kuti, accused of molesting a police officer has been granted bail by a Magistrate Court in Lagos.

Mr. Kuti, son of the revered Fela Anikulapo-Kuti may remain in Police custody for 48 hours.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Adeola Olatunbosun, ordered the Nigerian police to finish their investigation into the alleged assault of a policeman in 48 hours and allow Kuti to go home.

“The court grants police 48 hours to complete ‘their investigations’ after which Kuti can be left to go home on bail.

“Kuti’s bail is with two sureties who must be with landed property in Lagos,” a witness said.

The Chief Magistrate also asked the police to remove themselves from prosecuting him.

She directed that the case file should be duplicated and forwarded to the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution.

A video went viral Sunday where the Mr. Kuti was seen manhandling and police officer and slapping him in the process.

Later on Sunday, another video, purported recorded by the afrobeat artiste, long before the incident, where he boasted that he has slapped many policemen.

An online news platform, SaharaReporters, quoted a source in the court as saying that: “the Chief Magistrate Mrs, Adeola Olatunbosun Magistrate Court 1 Yaba took 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.


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