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Naira Marley, ex-gov candidate, wife released on bail for flouting Covid-19 lockdown order



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Popular musician, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, has been released by the Lagos State Police Command alongside the governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party in the state in the 2019 gubernatorial election, Babatunde Gbadamosi, and his wife.

The trio were released after they perfected their bail conditions for flouting COVID-19 lockdown directive by the Lagos State government when they attended a birthday party of Abdulrasheed Bello, the husband of Funke Akindele, popularly called Jenifa.

The trio had on Monday turned themselves in at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, after the police asked them and others who attended the party to report at the SCIID.

READ ALSO: Funke Akindele, husband get 14 days community service for breaking Lagos lockdown order

Shortly after they were left off the hook, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said Gbadamosi, his wife and Naira Marley would be arraigned in court today.

“They (Gbadamosi, his wife and Fashola) are on bail because the court did not sit today (Tuesday) and we could not keep them beyond the constitutional time given. They all slept in the cell yesterday (Monday) and they have all been granted bail and asked to report back tomorrow (Wednesday) so that they can be arraigned,” he stated.

Earlier today, Jenifa and her husband were arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Ogba, Lagos and they pleaded guilty to hosting the party.

They were sentenced to 14 days of community service and fined N100,000 each.

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