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Naira Marley fined N100,000 for violating covid 19 travel ban

NEWSMAN, Abuja – Nigerian singer, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, and his manager, Seyi Awouga have been given a fine of N100,000 each for violating the Covid -19 interstate travel ban.

Naira Marley had on June 13, 2020 traveled for a concert at the Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja, attracting a large crowd, breaking the covid-19 safety protocol.

He was said to have traveled from Lagos to Abuja and back to Lagos the same date, through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, then ordered the arrest of the artiste, and the government thereafter shut down the mall and stopped the operation of the airline, whose plane conveyed Naira Marley, PUNCH reported.

The State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Lagos State Police Command, arraigned the duo before the Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court, Oshodi.

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, confirmed that “the two accused persons pleaded guilty to the charge and were awarded a fine of N100,000 each by the presiding magistrate.”

He added that that both Naira Marley “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”.

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