Much Ado about Naira Marley’s arrest for flouting the COVID-19 rules

Naira Marley

Popular Nigerian singer, Afeezz Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley was arrested and charged to court for flouting the COVID-19 rules where he pleaded guilty and was granted bail.

He was charged by the Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court, Oshodi .

The singer who was arrested by the Nigerian Police Force for contravening guidelines set by the Federal Government to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.

”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 nairas each by the presiding Magistrate.

Charming Mgazine recalls that the singer and his manager had on June 8 this year, traveled from Lagos to Abuja and back to Lagos for a drive-through concert in Abuja. He was charged before the court by the state police command today August 6.



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