The controversial music star pleaded guilty to the charges filed against him.
Controversial Nigerian rapper Naira Marley has been fined the sum of N200,000 by an Abuja court for disregarding COVID-19 protocols when he traveled to Nigeria’s capital to perform at a drive-by concert.
After reporting to the police in Lagos, Marley was whisked away to Abuja where he was arraigned before an Abuja mobile court on Friday August 7, 2020.
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Concert: Naira Marley arraigned before Abuja Mobile Court, fined N200,000 Singer, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, was this morning arraigned before an Abuja mobile court for violating COVID-19 protocols. The FCT Administration filed a four-count charge against him for hosting a concert in Jabi Lake mall in Abuja, in clear violation of COVID-19 directives on June 13, flouting the presidential ban on Interstate travels and public gatherings. After the charges were read to him,. Naira Marley pleaded guilty and the presiding magistrate Idayat Akanni handed down a N200, 000 on him. Naira Marley flew in a chartered plane meant for a Lagos judge to the Federal Capital Territory for the concert which was held on June 13.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) filed a four-count charge against him for hosting a concert in Jabi Lake Mall in Abuja, in clear violation of COVID-19 directives in June.
The musician pleaded guilty and the presiding magistrate Idayat Akanni handed him a fine of N200, 000.
Jabi Lake mall which hosted the event was sealed by authorities while Executive Jets Services, the airline which lifted him from Lagos had their license suspended.