Popular singer, Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley, has been arraigned before an Abuja mobile court for violating COVID-19 protocols.

On June 8, Naira Marley and his manager travelled from Lagos to Abuja and back to Lagos for a drive-through concert in Abuja.

The FCT Administration filed a four-count charge against him for hosting a concert in Jabi Lake Mall in Abuja, in clear violation of COVID-19 directives on June 13, flouting the presidential ban on Interstate travels and public gatherings.

Naira Marley was arraigned before an Abuja mobile court, and after the charges were read to him, the singer pleaded guilty and the presiding magistrate Idayat Akanni handed down a fine of N200,000 on him. This is just a day after a mobile court in Lagos also fined him and his manager N100, 000 for travel out of the state for the concert.

READ ALSO: Naira Marley Pleads Guilty, Fined 100k Over Abuja Concert

Naira Marley flew in a chartered plane meant for a Lagos judge to the Federal Capital Territory for the concert which was held in June.

The concert, which held at the Jabi Lake Mall, drew public outcry as many Nigerians called for his arrest and prosecution. Subsequently, the Federal Government shut down Jabi Lake mall for a while and suspended the charter flight that flew the singer out of Lagos to Abuja and back to Lagos.


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