A Yaba Chief Magistrates Court in Lagos State has reportedly adjourned the trial of Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti to Wednesday, May 24.
Seun was initially scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday after Justice Adeola Olatubosun, last week, remanded him for four extra days at the behest of the police.
“The trial has been adjourned till tomorrow, May 24, 2023, because the judge is not around,” a source was quoted as telling PUNCH.
Seun’s elder sister Yeni Kuti told the newspaper, when asked for comments, that she had no knowledge of the adjournment.
“I have no knowledge of the adjournment, his (Seun’s) wife has not reached out to me today,” she said.
Seun slapped a police officer on the Third Mainland Bridge, on May 13, and turned himself in on May 15, after the Inspector General of Police Usman Baba ordered his arrest.
The son of late Afrobeat singer and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was arraigned at the Magistrates’ Court in the Yaba area of Lagos and remanded to allow the police to conclude the investigation.