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Prince Umoh (26), whose stage name is Kalusha OG.

Prince Umoh (26), whose stage name is Kalusha OG.

Prince Umoh (26), whose stage name is Kalusha OG.

A RAPPER accused of assaulting a garda in Dublin city centre has asked his defence to seek all prosecution evidence including CCTV footage and witness statements.

Prince Umoh (26), whose stage name is Kalusha OG, and his brother Victor (24) appeared in Dublin District Court for the second time since their arrest last Friday.

Judge Conal Gibbons adjourned the case for two days after hearing Victor Umoh is seeking to have his bail conditions relaxed so he can return to London to work.

The pair are charged with assaulting Gda Lorcan Murphy, obstruction, breach of the peace and failing to follow garda directions.

The offences are all alleged to have happened at Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.

The brothers were granted bail on Saturday, and when the case came before Judge Gibbons yesterday, their barrister said he was seeking disclosure of prosecution materials.

He said Victor Umoh was seeking to remove a bail condition. He was due to leave the jurisdiction this Sunday.

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Gardaí were aware of this, and he had already provided a contact phone number.

Judge Gibbons said he had a difficulty changing bail conditions set by another judge.

Judge Grainne Malone had granted bail on Saturday.

"That is an extraordinary change," the judge said of the proposal. "That means the def-endant is outside the jurisdiction. To me, it makes no sense."

He remanded the accused on continuing bail to today for the attention of Judge Malone.

During Saturday's bail hearing, Garda Fionn Mulligan objected to Prince Umoh's bail, saying he was a flight risk.

Gda Murphy told the court that Victor Umoh admitted he had "no intention of hanging around in Ireland".

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