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Irish police recover weapons, begin investigation into fracas that broke out during Naira Marley concert

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Controversy courting musician Naira Marley has sparked another talking point as the police in Dublin, Ireland, have opened investigation into an incident which happened at a concert headlined by the artiste.

Reports say the concert featuring Naira Marley who is currently on a mini-European tour, was shut down by Irish police officers in the early hours of Sunday, after a gang of youth were spotted fleeing the scene of the concert.

The police service of the Republic of Ireland also called Gardai, confirmed that investigations are ongoing.

A police spokesperson said, “Gerdai are investigating an incident where a large number of male youth congregated outside a premise on Adam Court, Dublin 2 at approximately 1 am on 7 July 2019.

“A number of offensive weapons were located after the youth departed and were seized by the police.

“One male in his early 20s was arrested and was charged in relation to this offence. Investigations are ongoing,” the police spokesperson added.

The police also revealed that Naira Marley had not mounted the stage when the concert was shut down.

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Naira Marley has been known to court controversy for a long time as a report published by London news website, Newsshopper on the June 11, 2014, claimed the rapper alongside four men, were declared wanted by Lewisham Police for crimes ranging from robbery to sexual assault on a night bus.

The report comes after the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) demanded an immediate investigation into the attack of rapper Ruggedman in London by four masked men suspected to be supporters of embattled rapper, Naira Marley.

PMAN wrote to the Nigerian High Commision demanding a proper investigation into the assault of Ruggedman by the four masked men who are now at large.
In the letter signed by the association president, Pretty Okafor, PMAN charged the Nigerian High Commission in London to use its good office to ensure proper investigation into the matter to ensure the culprits are fished out.

Recall that moments after the incident, Ruggedman shared a video of the attack at the 808 restaurant in London, which saw his assailants attack him with chairs and rains of blows at the same time.

The attack by the yet-to-be identified men happened some hours after embattled rapper Niara Marley was released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Ruggedman shared a new video on social media stating that he is alright and that people should remain calm.

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