Naira Marley has been arrested by the Nigerian police. According to a report by Premium Times, the musician, born Azeez Fashola, was arrested for flouting the Coronavirus control guidelines when he held a concert in Abuja.
According to a statement released by Lagos Police spokesman, Bala Elkana, Naira Marley and his manager were arraigned on a one count charge at the Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court, Oshodi around 3:30pm.
On June 13, the controversial singer embarked on a 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.
The concert was organised by Play Network Africa, Traffic Bar, and El’Carnival, and was sponsored by Glenfiddich.
Continuing a series of punishment, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) had sealed Jabi Lake Mall, the venue of the concert. Also, the aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, announced that Executive Jets Services Ltd, owners of the private jet, had been suspended indefinitely.
Meanwhile, Naira Marley and his manager Seyi Awuoga has today pleaded guilty to the charge and were awarded a fine of one N100,000 each by the magistrate.