Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, has regained freedom from custody at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Panti, Lagos.
The singer was apprehended on May 15 for assaulting a police officer on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.
He was later arraigned at the Yaba Chief Magistrate Court for alleged assault.
During the proceeding, the court’s Chief Magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun, granted the police request to detain the defendant in custody for 48 hours after which he would be released on bail.
The magistrate later granted an application for the extension of Seun Kuti’s stay in custody till Tuesday to allow the police conclude its investigation on the matter.
Kuti’s lawyer, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN), confirmed his release to journalists.
He said: “Seun Kuti has been released from police custody. He was released a few minutes ago.”
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