Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti has been granted bail by the chief magistrate court in Yaba, Lagos state.
On Tuesday, May 16, the court also directed police to investigate the alleged attack on an officer within 48 hours.
S. A. Adebese, the police prosecutor, had asked the court to detain the defendant for 21 days. According to the counsel, the three weeks would give the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to draught legal counsel.
However, in his argument, defence lawyer Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), contested the petition.
Falana pleaded with the court not to detain his client, saying he was unaware of any such application.
After his car was halted on the Third Mainland Bridge, the son of the famed Fela Kuti was detained for slapping an officer.