BREAKING: Court Orders Naira Marley’s Arrest

13997

A Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday ordered that a Nigerian musician, Adeyemi Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley should be arrested and arraigned over alleged car theft. The chief magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, ordered that the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Sgt. Sunday Idoko, handling the case must present Naira Marley in court on the next date of adjournment.

READ ALSO:   Just In: Lagos Okada, Keke Operators In Bloody Clash with Police

However, two of the musician’s brothers and his cousins appeared in court over alleged theft of a car and a cell phone. The defendants, Idris Fashola, 18, Babatunde Fashola, 24; and Kunle Obere, 22, are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the arrest of Naira MarleyThe chief magistrate granted the three defendants N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sumHe ordered the IPO to produce Naira Marley before the court on Dec. 21, when the case would be listed for further hearing The prosecutor, ASP Edet Okoi, told the court that the three defendants committed the on Dec. 16, at Eko Hotel Roundabout on Victoria Island, LagosHe said that the trio who were in a motorcade with Naira Marley, stole a Toyota Camry vehicle with Registration No. FEE 120 AA valued at N1.8 million and an IPhone X5 worth N330,000 belonging to one Mr Adelekan Ademola. He added that the three defendants and others at large assaulted the complainant by beating him up. Okoi alleged that the second defendant, Babatunde Fashola and others at large obstructed the police while performing their lawful duty and prevented them from arresting Naira Marley.

READ ALSO:   Briton Killed By Kidnappers In Nigeria – Police

“One of the vehicles in the musiciaon’s motorcade hit the complainant’s vehicle from the back while he was throwing out money from his vehicle to his fans.” When the complainant came down from the vehicle to inspect the damage, Obere entered into the complainant’s Camry and drove it off with the motorcade.“ Ademola reported to the police and the vehicle was tracked to where it was parked at Jakande Crescent, Oniru in Lagos. “When the police arrived at the location in company with the complainant, Naira Marley and his boys started beating the complainant.”

READ ALSO:   Why We Arrested Duncan Mighty - Police

A group of boys obstructed the police from arresting the musician but they were able to apprehend the three defendants,” he alleged.He said that the offences contravened Sections 112,172, 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Subscribe to Our VIP Newsletter

Previous articleEdo APC Faction: Oshiomhole Must Go
Next articleProton Energy To Boost National Grid With 150 MW Power Project in Delta
Hamilton Nwosa

The New Diplomat stands for ethical journalism, press freedom, accountable republic, and gender-equity. That is why at The New Diplomat, we are committed to speaking truth to power, fostering a robust community of responsible journalism, and using high quality polls, data, and surveys to engage the public with compelling narratives about political, business, socio-economic, environmental, and situational dynamics in Nigeria, Africa, and globally. From our insightful reports of political issues to our riveting investigations and analyses of business, socio-economic, and cross-cutting sectors, The New Diplomat remains ever committed to investigative reporting and ethical journalism. Support and partner with The New Diplomat today, to guarantee a positive future for all under an atmosphere of free press!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here