Seun Kuti’s concert in Spain canceled as Nigerian Police continue detention

Seun Kuti’s concert in Spain canceled as Nigerian Police continue detention

Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, will be unable to attend his concert in Majorca Island, Spain, today (Saturday) as the Nigeria Police Force continue to detain him, all in a bid to find incriminating evidence on him.

On Friday the Lagos State Chief Magistrate in Yaba, Mrs Adeola Olatunbosun, amended her order and granted the Nigeria Police Force’s request to conduct a drug test on Kuti.

The Chief Magistrate inserted a drug test order in her ruling while writing the order.

Family sources however had revealed that doctors contacted by the police to obtain Seun Kuti’s blood refused the police authorities, saying they would only take his blood if he voluntarily acceded to it.

Meanwhile, Seun Kuti remains in police detention and could not attend his concert in Spain.

“Seun’s concert slated for Majorca, Spain tomorrow (Saturday) will be postponed after his departure from Nigeria was cancelled twice. The process is now stalemated as Seun remains in detention,” a source revealed on Friday.

Mallorca (Majorca) is one of Spain’s Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean.
It’s known for beach resorts, sheltered coves, limestone mountains and Roman and Moorish remains. Its Capital, Palma, has a nightlife, the Moorish Almudaina royal palace and 13th-century Santa María Cathedral.

The musician was on Thursday rushed back to the magistrate court in Yaba, Lagos by the police to seek four days’ extension ‘to conclude investigations’.

Seun was arraigned in court on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a police officer, an offence contrary to Section 356 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act. But he was granted a suspended bail on Tuesday.

The musician could not return home yet due to a delay caused by the Chief Magistrate and Registrar of the Yaba Court in Lagos.

It was learnt that the police took Seun to court again on Thursday to seek the magistrate’s permission to hold him for more days, without informing the musician’s lawyers.


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