ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti’s trial has reportedly been adjourned to Wednesday, 24 May 2023.
The case was adjourned by Justice Adeola Olatubosun of the Chief Magistrates Court in Yaba, Lagos State.
The trial, slated for today, 23 May 2023, was said to have been adjourned, following the judge’s absence from the court.
“The trial has been adjourned till tomorrow, May 24, 2023, because the judge is not around,” a source who pleaded anonymity told Punch.
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As of the time of this report, efforts to reach Seun Kuti’s manager proved abortive because his phone was switched off.
When Seun’s elder sister, Yeni Kuti, who is currently out of the country, was contacted, she revealed that, as of the time of this report, she did not know the adjournment.
“I have no knowledge of the adjournment, his wife has not reached out to me today; she has not sent me an SMS to that effect; none of them has sent me a text yet. But I will call the wife now, you can call me back in 10 minutes,” Yeni told Punch.
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Recall that Seun Kuti was arrested for assaulting a Police Officer on the Third Mainland bridge, prompting the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to order his arrest.
Later, the afrobeat musician turned himself in at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, in the company of his lawyer and family representative.
He was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, where he was detained.