Justice Adeola Olatubosun of the Chief Magistrates Court in Yaba, Lagos State, has reportedly adjourned the trial of Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, to Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
The trial, which was slated for today, May 23, 2023, was said to have been adjourned as a result of the judge’s absence from the court, a source who pleaded anonymity told newsmen.
“The trial has been adjourned till tomorrow, May 24, 2023, because the judge is not around, the source said.
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As of the time of this report, efforts to reach Seun Kuti’s manager proved abortive.
Meanwhile, the singer’s family said they are not yet aware of any official adjournment.
“I have no knowledge of the adjournment, his wife has not reached out to me today; she has not sent me an SMS to that effect; none of them has sent me a text yet. But I will call the wife now, you can call me back in 10 minutes,” Seun’s elder sister, Yeni, told reporters on Tuesday.
Recall that Seun Kuti was arrested for assaulting a police officer on the Third Mainland bridge, prompting the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to order his arrest.