Popular musician, Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley has been awarded a fine of N100, 000 by a Mobile Court in Lagos over holding a musical concert during lockdown in Abuja. Charged along him was his Manager, Seyi Awonuga.
Naira Marley was arraigned by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department , Lagos State Police Command before the Lagos State Special Offences ( Mobile) Court , Oshodi , for violating the ban on interstate travels.
The controversial artiste left Lagos for the Federal Capital Territory for a concert on Saturday, June 13 , 2020 .
The concert , which held at the Jabi Lake Mall , Abuja , attracted public outrage.
The government thereafter shut down the mall and stopped the operation of the airline, whose plane conveyed Naira Marley .
The Inspector – General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , was said to have ordered Naira Marley ’ s arrest .
It was learnt that the singer and his manager turned themselves in at the police station on Thursday and were subsequently arrested .
The state Police Public Relations Officer , SP Bala Elkana , confirmed the development in a statement .
Elkana said that it will be recalled that on June 13 , 2020 , around 2 pm , the suspect , in total violation of the lockdown order, embarked on a non -essential travel from Lagos to Abuja and back to Lagos the same date through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport , Ikeja , for a musical concert in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and was arraigned alongside his manager , Seyi Awonuga , on one count of breach of cessation of movement and interstate travel order made by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under Regulation 4 ( i ) of the Lagos State Infectious Disease Emergency (Prevention ) Regulation No . 2 of 2020 , and committed an offence punishable under Section 58 of the Public Health Law , Ch . P16 , Laws of Lagos State , 2015.
He concluded by saying that two accused persons pleaded guilty to the charge and were awarded a fine of N100 , 000 each by the presiding magistrate .