Nigerian Afrobeat Singer Seun Kuti Freed On Bail

Nigerian Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti has been released on bail after spending days in detention for allegedly assaulting a police officer, local media report.

His lawyer Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika told Punch website that Kuti – the son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti -was released on Tuesday night after meeting bail conditions.

A video shared on Twitter

by activist Omoyele Sowore showed Kuti celebrating the release with his fans.

The singer was remanded by police in Lagos on 15 May after being “captured on video assaulting a police officer in uniform”, police said at the time

Before his arrest, Kuti said the policeman had tried to kill him and his family, but he did not explain how. BBC

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