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COVID-19: Police arraign Naira Marley, Manager

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COVID-19: Police arraign Naira Marley, Manager

By Evelyn Usman

Operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lagos State Police Command, Thursday, arraigned artist, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, before the State’s Special Offences (Mobile) Court, Oshodi for violating the cessation of movement and interstates travel order in Lagos.

Recall that he was arrested on  June 13, 2020, for allegedly violating the lockdown order.

The Command spokesman, SP Elkana Bala, in a statement, said” he embarked on non-essential travel 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 (Naira Marley) was arraigned alongside his Manager Seyi Awouga, a female, on 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

“The two accused persons pleaded guilty to the charge and were awarded a fine of one hundred thousand naira each by the presiding Magistrate”.

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