Lagos State Government has dropped the charges instigated against the controversial Nigerian singer Naira Marley, and former governorship candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi.
Naira Marley and Gbadamosi alongside the politician’s wife were arraigned before a Magistrate court in Ogba on Wednesday, April 8 for flouting social distancing order of the government.
One of the defence counsel, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), who spoke to journalists after their arraignment.
He stated that the government decided to withdraw the charges after the singer and the politician agreed to tender an apology to the President, Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for flouting the directive to stay at home.
They were arrested for attending a house party; organised by actress Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband at their Amen estate residence on Sunday, April 5th.
Funke and her hubby were arraigned on Monday, April 6th; and sentenced to 14 days community service. They were also fined N100, 000 each.
1st News had reported that Nigerians on social media had called on the Lagos State government to arrest popular Funke and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello; for disobeying both the State as well as the Federal government orders on Saturday by hosting an in-house party.
In fact, the videos, which were posted by the host; showed a crowded living room filled with guests; celebrating with JJC Skillz. As a matter of fact, the reactions from Nigerians had seen the Lagos State Police Command swing into action.
The popular actress was immediately arrested and subsequently arraigned on Monday.
Also, the court ruled that the couple be placed on isolation by the State Government to determine their COVID-19 status.
Furthermore, they were ordered to submit the names and phone numbers of every person who attended the party; with the Police expected to use the list to hunt and track down the fleeing guests.