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Lockdown: Lagos State govt withdraws charges against Naira Marley, Gbadamosi

Both men are asked to tender an apology note to Buhari & Sanwo Olu.

Lagos state government has withdrawn the charges filed against singer, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and former governorship candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi. 

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Both men alongside the politicians wife were arraigned before a Magistrate court in Ogba today for flouting social distancing order of the government.

One of the defense counsel, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), who spoke to journalists after their arraignment, said the government decided to withdraw the charges after the singer and the politician agreed to tender an apology to the President, Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for flouting the directive to stay at home. 

They were arrested for attending a house party organised by actress Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband at their Amen estate residence on Sunday April 5th. Funke and her hubby were arraigned on Monday April 6th and sentenced to 14 days community service also with fine of N100, 000 each

 It was also gathered Naira Marley’s fans (known as Marlians) stormed the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ogba this morning to show him support despite the ongoing lockdown order in the state.

This is not the first time Naira Marley will be appearing in court, as he has been involved in other incidents of being accused of fraud and theft, although nothing yet was found against the singer.

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