Controversial Nigerian artiste, Naira Marley and his manager has been fined of N100, 000 by the Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court, Oshodi for flouting the ban on interstate travels in June this year.
The singer and his manager had on June 8 this year, travelled from Lagos to Abuja and back to Lagos for a drive-through concert in Abuja. He was arraigned before the court by the state police command today August 6.
A statement from the spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, said Naira Marley was arraigned alongside his Manager Seyi Awouga on a one-count charge of ''breach of the 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''
When the charge was read to them, Naira Marley and his manager pleaded guilty and were awarded a fine of one hundred thousand naira each by the presiding Magistrate.
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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.