Naira Marley Now in Our Custody-Police


Police in Lagos say that singer, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, is in their custody.

The musician had been invited by the police for violating the social distancing rules by the government when he attended the birthday party of Abdul Rasheed Bello, better known as JJC Skillz, the husband of actress, Funke Akindele.

Lagos police spokesman, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Monday that Naira Marley was in its custody and would be arraigned. “Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley is now in Police custody. He will also be charged to court for violating the restriction orders,” he said.

“The Command has launched a manhunt for the remaining persons who attended the party.”

He said the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Hakeem Odumosu, expressed his gratitude to Lagosians and other well meaning Nigerians who speak up against the violations.

Funke Akindele and her husband were arraigned on one count charge on Monday at the state’s magistrate court in Ogba. They were sentenced to 14 days of community service among others.

Mr Elkana said: “The court found them guilty as charged and sentenced as follows: The defendants are to pay a fine of 100,000 each, sentenced to 14 days community service, three hours per day, excluding Saturday and Sunday; each defender shall visit 10 important public places within Lagos State to educate the public on the consequences of non compliance with the restriction order; and they must submit the names and phone numbers of every person who attended the party.

“They shall be placed on isolation by the state government to determine their COVID-19 status. Failure to abide by the above directives shall attract more severe punishments.”

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