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Court Convicts Naira Marley For Violating Lockdown

Nigerian singer and songwriter Azeez Adeshina Fashola alias Naira Marley, was arraigned on Thursday for violating Covid-19 lockdown.

 This is according to the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations officer, SP Bala Elkana.

The defendant was brought before Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court, Oshodi for violating the cessation of movement and inter-states travel order in the state.

Fashola was docked at about 1530hrs when operatives of Lagos State Police Command, from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba took him to the court.

Recall that on June 13, 2020 at about 2:00 p.m, the suspect traveled to Abuja in total violation of the lockdown order on a non-essential movement from Lagos to Abuja and back to Lagos the same date, through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja for a musical concert in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

He was arraigned alongside his manager Seyi Awouga, on one count charge of breach of cessation of movement and inter-states 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 defendants pleaded guilty to the charge and were awarded a fine of N100,000 each by the presiding magistrate.

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