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Court fines Naira Marley for violating interstate travel ban

Nigerian singer, Afeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, has been fined the sum of N100,000 for violating the ban on interstate travels.

Okay.ng understands that Naira Marly and his manager, Seyi Awonuga, were arraigned before the Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court, Oshodi on Thursday.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bala Elkana, made this disclosure in a statement issued on Thursday.

He said: “It will be recalled that on June 13, 2020, around 2pm, the suspect, in total violation of the lockdown order, 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.

“He was arraigned alongside his manager, Seyi Awonuga, on one count of breach of cessation of movement and interstate travel order made by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under Regulation 4(i) of the Lagos State Infectious Disease Emergency (Prevention) Regulation No. 2 of 2020, and committed an offence punishable under Section 58 of the Public Health Law, Ch. P16, Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

“The two accused persons pleaded guilty to the charge and were awarded a fine of N100,000 each by the presiding magistrate.”


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