Court sets Naira Marley, Gbadamosi free after violating lockdown order

Lagos Magistrate Court has set popular Hip-hop artiste, Azeez Fashola, a.k.a Naira Marley and a former gubernatorial candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi free following the withdrawal of charges leveled against them for violating the lockdown order imposed on the state to flatten coronavirus curve.

Both Naira Marley and Gbadamosi were arraigned on Wednesday before a Magistrate court in the state after attending the birthday party organised by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello popularly called Jenifa for her husband, Abdulrashhed Bello who is known professionally as JJC.

But the government, according to one of the defence counsel, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), withdrew the four counts filed against the defendants.

He said the state withdrew the charges on the condition that the defendants would tender an apology to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. (PUNCH Report)

Meanwhile, organizers of the party, Funke Akindele and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello were on the 6th of April, 2020 were arraigned at the Chief Magistrate Court 1 Ogba on one count charge, where they were sentenced to a 14-days community service and also pay a tune of N100,000 each.