Lagos Withdraws Charges against Naira Marley, Gbadamosi

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Asks musician to apologise to Buhari, Sanwo-Olu

Sunday Ehigiator

The Lagos State Government has withdrawn all charges against popular musician, Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley, and a politician, Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi.

Naira Marley, Gbadamosi and his wife were charged before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ogba for attending a crowded birthday party in violation of the state government’s social distancing directive to check the spread of coronavirus.

They were scheduled for arraignment yesterday, but the government, according to one of the defence counsel, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), withdrew the four-count filed against the three defendants.

At the end of the proceedings, Adegboruwa briefed journalists on what transpired in the courtroom.

He said the state withdrew the charges on the condition that the defendants would tender an apology to the President, Muhammadu Buhari, and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.