The Lagos State Police Command has arraigned Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti for assault. Channels Television gathered that Seun was arraigned before Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun of a Magistrate’s Court in the Yaba area of Lagos State on Tuesday.
The defendant was charged with assault on a police officer, an offence contrary to Section 356 of the Criminal Code Act of Nigeria.
The musician spent the night with the police at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba on Monday.
The police prosecutor, S. A. Adebese prayed the court to remand the defendant for 21 days pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
Seun turned himself in at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja in the early hours of Monday, accompanied by his lawyer and family representatives.
He was subsequently arrested and moved to the State CID in Panti.
Seun Kuti, is a Nigerian musician, singer and the youngest son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. He became interested in music at the age of five, by the time he turned nine, he had started playing with his father’s band, Egypt 80.
Fela Kuti died in 1997 and Seun Kuti took to the role of leading Egypt 80.
In 2008, the band released an album called Many Things. This was the first album released under the moniker Sean Kuti & Egypt 80.