The trial of Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, has been reportedly adjourned by Justice Adeola Olatubosun of the Chief Magistrates Court in Yaba, Lagos State, to Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
A source who pleaded anonymity said, Initially, the trial was slated for May 23, 2023, but was adjourned as a result of the judge’s absence from the court, The Punch reports.
Meanwhile, there were efforts to reach Seun Kuti’s manager as of the time of this report, but the efforts were proved abortive because his phone was switched off.
According to The PUNCH, efforts were also made to reach Seun’s elder sister, Yeni Kuti, who claimed she had no knowledge of the adjournment, as of the time of this report.
Yeni who spoke on phone said, “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,”
Going memory lane, Seun Kuti was arrested for assaulting a police officer on the Third Mainland bridge, which prompted the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to order his arrest.
The afrobeat musician was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, where he was detained after turning himself in at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, in the company of his lawyer and family representative.