Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti has been arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Yaba
The police in Lagos took the singer to court on Tuesday afternoon and charged him with assault on a police officer.
The offense is contrary to Section 356 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act.
S.A Adebese, the police prosecutor, prayed the court to remand the defendant for 21 days pending legal advice from the directorate of public prosecutions (DPP).
Femi Falana, the singer’s counsel, however, pleaded with the court to not remand his client.
The singer was apprehended in the early hours of Monday and detained at the state criminal investigation Department (SCID) popularly known as Panti.
Seun was arrested following the release of a viral video in which he assaulted a police officer on the Third Mainland Bridge.