Fast-rising musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley is in big trouble as a Magistrate’s Court in Lagos on Monday, December 16th, 2019 ordered that the singer should be arrested and arraigned for allegedly stealing a car.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Tajudeen Elias has ordered the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Sgt. Sunday Idoko, handling the case to present Naira Marley in court on the next date of adjournment.
The prosecutor, ASP Edet Okoi, told the court that Naira Marley’s brothers; Idris Fashola, 18; Babatunde Fashola, 24 and his cousin, Kunle Obere, 22 committed the offences on Dec. 16, at Eko Hotel Roundabout on Victoria Island, Lagos.
He said; “One of the vehicles in the musician’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.”
“A group of boys obstructed the police from arresting the musician but they were able to apprehend the three defendants. The offences contravened Sections 112, 172, 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”
The trio appeared in court over the offenses as they now face a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the arrest of Naira Marley.
However, the Chief Magistrate has granted the three defendants N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum as he ordered the IPO to produce Naira Marley before the court on December 21, when the case would be listed for further hearing.