Naira Marley Appears In Court Over Abuja Concert amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Tunde Olorungbotemi

Naira Marley, Abuja Concert photo

Nigerian singer Azeez Fasola, aka Naira Marley, has been arraigned in a special offences court over a concert he held in Abuja amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ‘Soapy’ crooner left Lagos for Abuja to headline a concert on July 13th thereby flouting the guidelines imposed in the state.

According to PUNCH, the police had filed charges against him for violating the COVID-19 order banning interstate travels earlier put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said Naira Marley presented himself at the command headquarters on Thursday.

“We are in court as we speak. He will be arraigned for violating the interstate travel order. That is the aspect that concerns Lagos State,” he added.

The controversial artiste left Lagos for the Federal Capital Territory for a concert on Saturday, July 13.

The concert, which held at the Jabi Lake Mall, drew public outrage.

The government thereafter shut down and mall and stopped the operation of the airline whose plane he chartered.

The Inspector-General of Police was said to have ordered Naira Marley’s arrest.

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