Mrs Adeola Olatubosun, the Chief Magistrate at Sabo-Yaba Magistrate Court, Lagos State, on Thursday, extended Seun Kuti’s remand until 22 May.
The Chief Magistrate granted an application for an extension of remand of Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti, for additional four days.
Simon Lough (SAN), who led a police legal team to the court, had moved the application.
According to him, the extension allows further investigation into the case.
The police charged him with slapping an inspector after driving dangerously on the bridge and deliberately blocking a moving police vehicle.
Kuti was arraigned on Tuesday, during which the chief magistrate ordered his remand for 48 hours.
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 court’s jurisdiction.
She adjourned the case to 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.
The police recently conducted a search at Seun’s home.
Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos police spokesperson, said the agency “stumbled on certain suspicious things that have warranted the search”.
The singer is charged with assaulting a police officer on May 13 on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos State.
According to Nigerian laws, Kuti could face up to three years in prison if convicted.