Breaking: Court pardons Naira Marley, Gbadamosi

Finally, Court pardons Naira Marley and Babatunde Gbadamosi and his wife for flouting lockdown directive. The Lagos State Government in court today has agreed to withdraw the charges against the trios.


A Lagos Magistrate Court has pardoned Nigerian Hip-hop artiste, Azeez Fashola, a.k.a Naira Marley and a former gubernatorial candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, for contravening the lockdown order imposed on the state to flatten coronavirus curve.

Both Naira Marley and Gbadamosi were arraigned on Wednesday before the court after attending the birthday party organised by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello popularly called Jenifa for her husband, Abdulrashhed Bello who is known professionally as JJC.

The state government agreed to withdraw the charge against the three defendants based on their remorseful-ness but subsequent upon them fulfilling three conditions.

They were therefore not arraigned before the Magistrate Court sitting in Ogba today, April 8. The conditions are:

1) They have to write a formal apology to the Government of Lagos State which will solidify the remorseful-ness shown by them.

(2) They have to give an undertaking in writing that they will continue to comply with the directives of Mr President and Mr Governor which is the subject matter of the case before the court.

(3) In view of the danger which the state believes they’ve put themselves by attending a gathering exceeding 20 persons, they must agree to go on 14 days isolation to protect other members of the public from any likely danger.

The defendants through their counsel all agreed to the conditions and the court has adjourned till tomorrow for the prosecutor to brief the court on whether all the conditions have been met failing which they will be arraigned

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