Abuja Concert; Naira Marley Charged To Court


Naira Marley


By Our Reporter

The police have charged popular Nigerian artiste, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley  to the Lagos State Special Offences Court at Ikeja.

The  police filed charges against him for violating the COVID-19 order banning interstate travels earlier put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus.

It will be recalled that the controversial travelled from his base in Lagos to the  Federal Capital Territory for a concert on Saturday, July 13.

The concert, which held at the Jabi Lake Mall, drew public outrage.

The government thereafter shut down and mall and stopped the operation of the airline whose plane he chartered.

The Inspector-General of Police was said to have ordered Naira Marley’s arrest.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said Naira Marley presented himself at the command headquarters on Thursday.

Elkana said “We are in court as we speak. He will be arraigned for violating the interstate travel order. That is the aspect that concerns Lagos State,”

Naira Marley was arraigned alongside his manager ‘f’ on one count charge of breach of cessation of movement and interstates travel order made by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under Regulation 4(i) of the Lagos State Infectious Disease Emergency Prevention) Regulation No 2 of 2020 and committed an offence punishable under Section 58 Public Health Law, Ch. P16, Laws of Lagos State 2015

The two accused persons pleaded guilty to the charge and were awarded a fine of one N100,000 each by the magistrate.



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