Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti was on Tuesday night released on bail from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Lagos.
This was confirmed by his attorney, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, SAN, in a telephone interview with Punch.
“Yes, Ṣeun Kuti was released minutes ago,” he said.
The Afrobeat musician may be released today (Tuesday) following the expiration of the extension of his remand in police custody, court documents revealed that the Chief Magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun, extended Kuti’s remand until Tuesday, May 23.
The document shows that a Sabo-Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State last week Thursday granted an application by the police for an extension of remand of Seun Kuti until Tuesday (today), to enable the police to conclude its investigation, and for the advice of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution.
The police had told the court that the two days remand extension that was earlier granted was not enough for it to conclude its investigation.
Responding to the police’ application, the magistrate said, “I will grant the extension. Matter adjourned to May 23, 2023, for DPP’s advice,” the document exclusively obtained by our correspondent on Monday revealed.