Court orders medical test for Seun Kuti

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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Seun Kuti in handcuffs

A new twist has been added to the ongoing trial of Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti as there seems to be discrepancies in the May 18, 2023 proceedings and the order of Chief Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun, the trial magistrate handling the case, as one of the orders showed that the court directed the applicants to get a medical doctor to conduct  psychiatric examination on the musician.

The police had approached the court with an ex parte application asking for extension of time for them to detain Mr Kuti. This, according to the police, is to enable the force conclude its investigations into the case. Magistrate Olatunbosun had granted an extension of four days as shown in the extracts of court records.

However, after adjournment, another record sprang up in which the court  ordered that the defendant be subjected to medical test as provided for in the in section 5(6) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (2015).

The question boggling the minds of the defendant and his lawyers is how court records include an order the police did not ask for in court, and was not included in the original court records. They are most likely to raise the issue in court tomorrow when the case comes up.

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