Naira Marley turns Ex-convict, fined N200k for Abuja concert

Naira Marley turns Ex-convict, fined N200k for Abuja concert

Singer, Naira Marley becomes an ex-convict as he pleaded guilty to charges against him in a magistrate court some hours ago.

Naira Marley Turns Ex Convict
Naira Marley Turns Ex Convict

It would be recalled that a few hours ago, he was arrested and arraigned by the Lagos State Police Command for flouting travel bans during the lockdown. The Lagos state police command spokesperson, Bala Elkana told Punch that Marley presented himself at the command headquarters. “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,” Elkana said.

However, new reports state that the singer was whisked away from Lagos to Abuja where he was arraigned before an Abuja mobile court on Friday, August 7, 2020, for violating COVID-19 protocols. The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) filed a four-count charge against him for hosting a concert in Jabi Lake Mall in Abuja, in clear violation of COVID-19 directives on June 13.

After the charges were read to him, Naira Marley pleaded guilty and, the presiding magistrate Idayat Akanni handed down a fine of N200, 000 on him.

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Concert: Naira Marley arraigned before Abuja Mobile Court, fined N200,000 Singer, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, was this morning arraigned before an Abuja mobile court for violating COVID-19 protocols.  The FCT Administration filed a four-count charge against him for hosting a concert in Jabi Lake mall in Abuja, in clear violation of COVID-19 directives on June 13, flouting the presidential ban on Interstate travels and public gatherings. After the charges were read to him,. Naira Marley pleaded guilty and the presiding magistrate Idayat Akanni handed down a N200, 000 on him. Naira Marley flew in a chartered plane meant for a Lagos judge to the Federal Capital Territory for the concert which was held on June 13.

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