Nigerian singer, Naira Marley arrests for violating the Inter-state ban by the Federal Government to help prevent the spread of the deadly virus, Covid-19.
Popular Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola who is well known as Naira Marley has been arrests for violating the Inter-state directives imposed by the Federal Government to help fight the spread of Coronavirus, Covid-19.
Following the reports, in a statement issued on the arrest of Naira Marley by the Lagos state police command for violating the interstate ban put in place by the Federal Government of Nigeria to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The ‘Soapy’ crooner violated the ban after he boarded a private jet to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Abuja to perform at a concert in Jabi Lake Mall.
Below is a statement signed by Lagos Police PRO, Bala Elkana;
On the 6th-August-2020 at around 01: 06pm, operatives of Lagos State Police Command, from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba arraigned Nigerian singer and songwriter Azeez Adeshina Fashola, known professionally as Naira Marley, in Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court, Oshodi for violating the cessation of movement and interstates travel order in Lagos.
It could be recalled that on 13-06-2020 at about 2:05pm, the suspect in total violation of the lockdown order, 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 is arraigned alongside his Manager Seyi Awonuga ‘f’ on one count charge of breach of 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.