Seun Kuti, a well-known afrobeat singer, has been released from police prison after adhering to the terms of his bail.
His lawyer Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN) acknowledged that he was freed on Tuesday at about 7.30 p.m.
He claims that after fulfilling the terms of his bail, the singer was returned to his family.
Additionally, they verified that he will be present for the procedures that were postponed today before the magistrate court. Receiving guidance from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) is the goal of such process.
The lawsuit against Seun Kuti was not heard by the Chief Magistrates Court in Lagos’ Yaba neighborhood.
Magistrate Justice Adeola Olatubosun, who has been hearing the case, was absent, but no formal explanation was provided, according to a source.
Seun was brought to the magistrate court but upon learning of the absence of the magistrate, he was immediately taken to the police station at Panti.
One of Seun Kuti’s lawyers said hat the case has been adjourned till today, Wednesday, May 24.
His lawyers also said that they have followed the police to Panti to see how they can arrange the release of their client as the four additional days of remand granted by the court expires today.
Meanwhile, outside the court premises, a group of people who called themselves members of the “Free Seun Kuti campaign” staged a protest calling for the immediate release of the afrobeat singer.