Seun Kuti leaves for European tour amid legal battle
Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, has been released from police custody and is now en route to Switzerland, where he is scheduled to kick off his summer European tour.
This comes after Kuti’s unfortunate detention by the Nigeria Police Force, which resulted in his inability to perform at a concert in Majorca Island, Spain, due to allegations of assaulting a police officer.
A reliable source close to the musician has confirmed his departure for Zurich, where he is set to take the stage on Thursday, captivating audiences with his unique blend of Afrobeat rhythms and socially conscious lyrics.
The news of Kuti’s release brought relief and excitement to his fans and supporters worldwide.
The recent turn of events followed a heated clash between Chief Magistrate Adeola Olatubosun and the police over the introduction of fresh charges against Kuti.
The trial has now been adjourned to July 3, allowing the musician to proceed with his tour commitments.
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana SAN played a pivotal role in blocking the new charges against Kuti.
Citing the police’s disregard for a court order that mandated the case file to be sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Falana asserted that unless the police appealed the judge’s order, they would be unable to proceed with prosecuting Kuti.