A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos has dismissed an application by the Nigeria Police Force to arraign Afrobeats singer, Seun Kuti, over alleged assault on a police officer.
Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun dismissed the application pending legal advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the matter and adjourned till July 3.
The musician who was released on bail last night was in court today for the hearing of his case.
Police counsel, Cyril Ejiofor sought the leave of court to arraign the singer, having preferred a charge against him but Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, representing the defendant, urged the court to dismiss the application and instead accused the police of disobeying the subsisting orders of the court.
In her ruling, the magistrate, having issued the previous orders, insisted on awaiting the DPP’s advice, before proceeding with the case.