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Detained Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti regains freedom

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Detained Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti regains freedom

Embattled Afrobeat singer, Mr Seun Kuti, has regained his freedom after eight days in detention.

Neptune Prime reports that Kuti was released on bail Tuesday evening.

READ ALSO: Seun Kuti to remain in custody for 4 more days

Recall that the singer was ordered back custody earlier in the day after the chief magistrate absented herself at the resumed hearing of the case today (Tuesday).

Mr Kuti’s release was delayed due to administrative approval according to his team of lawyers led by Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, SAN, and Kunle Adegoke, SAN, in a statement they issued.

His lawyers who gave reasons to the delay said the court was expected to resume hearing today to receive the advice of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in Lagos but it was gathered that the Magistrate “is attending a training course”.

According to the lawyers the advice of the DPP was not ready as the police investigation team was still holding on to the case file.

“Nevertheless, the release of Mr. Kuti on bail, as ordered by the Magistrate, is only waiting for administrative approval,” the statement read.

“That process has nothing to do with whether or not the court has a physical sitting. We are hopeful that Mr. Kuti will be out today on the bail granted him, having fulfilled the terms.”

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