Magistrate’s Absence Stalls Seun Kuti’s Trial (

Magistrate’s Absence Stalls Seun Kuti’s Trial


July 03, (THEWILL) – Chief Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun of the Yaba Magistrates’s court’s absence on Monday, has further stalled the trial of singer Seun Kuti.

The registrar, Mr Babalola, in the absence of Chief Magistrate Olatunbosun, adjourned the case till September 27, 2023, for the continuation of the proceeding.

Magistrate Olatunbosun was absent because she had commenced her administrative leave.

Recall that the singer was arraigned by the Lagos State Police Command on May 16, 2023. He was charged with assault on a police officer, an offence contrary to Section 356 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act.

On May 24, Magistrate Olatunbosun, in her ruling, stated that the police cannot be the complainant and also the prosecutor of the case. She, therefore, requested the DPP’s advice to continue the prosecution and adjourn the case till July 3, 2023.

However, on Monday, the case was further adjourned for the continuation of proceedings following Magistrate Olatunbosun’s absence.

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