Just In: Naira Marley appeared in court over Abuja concert

Naira Marley

Controversial Nigerian artiste Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley has been taken to the Lagos State Special Offences Court at Ikeja over violation of COVID-19 regulations.

According to a statement from the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, the Marlian President presented himself at the Police command headquarters on Thursday.

The singer was charged for violating the COVID-19 order banning interstate travels earlier put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The controversial artiste left Lagos for the Federal Capital Territory for a concert held at the Jabi Lake Mall, on Saturday, July 13.

Following public outrage, the FCT Minister shut down the mall and the Federal Government of Nigeria stopped the operation of the airline whose plane he chartered.

The Inspector-General of Police was said to have ordered Naira Marley’s arrest.

However, speaking to journalists on Thursday, Bala Elkana said: “We are in court as we speak. He will be arraigned for violating the interstate travel order. That is the aspect that concerns Lagos State.”