NAIRA MARLEY NOW AN EX-CONVICT ….Lagos CP says …as court convicts him
Nigeria musician and songwriter, Naira Marley, whose real name is Azeez Fashola can now be addressed as an ex-convict.
This is the stand of the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, who spoke to news, following the conviction of the popular musician.
The Lagos State Police boss argued that as long as a court has convicted and fined Naira Marley, no matter the amount of the fine, he now remains an ex-convict.
The musician and his manager, Seyi Awouga
pleaded guilty, yesterday when they were arraigned before the Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court, Oshodi for violating the cessation of movement and inter-states travel order in the state.
They were both slammed a fine of one hundred thousand naira (100,000) each, after their conviction.
Fashola was docked at about 1530hrs when operatives of Lagos State Police Command, from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba took him to the court.
Recall that on June 13, 2020 at about 2:00 p.m, the suspect traveled to Abuja in total violation of the lockdown order on a non-essential movement 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 and his manager, Seyi Awouga were arraigned on one count charge of breach of cessation of movement and inter-states 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.