The magistrate court in the Yaba area of Lagos has adjourned the trial of afrobeat singer Seun Kuti till Wednesday, OduNews reports.
The trial, which was slated for today, May 23, 2023, was said to have been adjourned as a result of the judge’s absence from the court.
“The trial has been adjourned till tomorrow, May 24, 2023, because the judge is not around, the source said.
As of the time of this report, efforts to reach Seun Kuti’s manager proved abortive because his phone was switched off.
Speaking to PUNCH, the afrobeat singer’s sister, Yeni Kuti, who is currently out of the country, she revealed that, as of the time of this report, she had no knowledge of 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 our correspondent on a WhatsApp call.
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.
The afrobeat musician later turned himself in at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, in the company of his lawyer and family representative, and was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, where he was eventually detained.