The Lagos state police command has issued a statement on the arrest of Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley for violating the interstate ban put in place by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Fashola violated the ban after boarding a private jet to Abuja to perform at a concert in Jabi Lake Mall. Below is a statement signed by Lagos Police PRO, Bala Elkana.
“On 06/08/2020 at about 1530hrs, operatives of Lagos State Police Command, from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba arraigned Nigerian singer and songwriter Azeez Adeshina Fashola, known professionally as Naira Marley, in Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court, Oshodi for violating the cessation of movement and interstates travel order in Lagos.”
“It could be recalled that on 13/06/2020 at about 1400hrs, the suspect in total violation of the lockdown order, embarked on 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.”
“He is arraigned alongside his Manager Seyi Awonuga ‘f’ on one count charge of breach of cessation of movement and interstates 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 Public Health Law, Ch. P16, Laws of Lagos State 2015.”
“The two accused persons pleaded guilty to the charge and were awarded a fine of one hundred thousand naira each by the presiding Magistrate.”