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Seun Kuti will be released today, says lawyers

Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, and Kunle Adegoke, the counsels to Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat maestro, Fela Kuti, said the embattled singer will be released today (Tuesday).

Vanguard report that, Kuti’s lawyers in a statement they jointly signed and released to the media disclosed that Kuti’s release on bail as ordered by the Magistrate, is only waiting for administrative approval.

According to Vanguard, The statement reads, “The purpose of today’s sitting was to receive the Lagos DPP’s advice.

“As you may recall, the Court ordered that the DPP’s office, not the Police, handle the prosecution of the case. As a result, the Police was also instructed to transfer the case file to the DPP for review and determination of whether to press charges.

Vanguard report that, “The court was therefore scheduled to meet today to hear the DPP’s recommendation, but it was postponed because, as far as we know, the Magistrate is taking a training session. The police investigative team is currently retaining the case file, thus the DPP’s recommendation is not yet available.

“However, Mr. Kuti’s release on bond, as requested by the magistrate, is already complete and just needs administrative confirmation. Whether or whether the court actually sits down to hear a case has nothing to do with that procedure. We anticipate that Mr. Kuti will be released on bond today after adhering to its conditions.