Nigerian recording artiste, Naira Marley real name Adeyemi Fashola has been ordered to appear in A Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on January 14, 2020.
The Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias warned Marley that a bench warrant would be issued for his arrest if he failed to appear.
Tajudeen made the order in the trial of three other defendants including two of Marley’s brothers.
The defendants, Idris Fashola, 18; Babatunde Fashola, 24; and Kunle Obere, 22, are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the arrest of Naira Marley.
They were arraigned on December 16, but Marley was absent.
The court granted the three defendants N500,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum.
MR Elias ordered the Investigative Police Officer (IPO) to produce Marley before the court today (December 21), when the case would be listed for further hearing.
Naira Marley reacts to car theft allegation
Several months ago after the news went viral online, the characteristically outspoken singer has taken to the microblogging site, Twitter to react to the report.
The jocular songster saw the court order as another means of free publicity. In fact, he mentioned that the authorities cannot stop him from achieving his dream as the President of Nigeria in the near future.
Here is what he said:
Car theft?? Maybe I need to post my Bentley, Porsche or Benzo. If you lot like, try stain my name from today till tomorrow. I will still be the next president and who’s Adeyemi Fashola aka Naira Marley.
Another free promo, I’m guessing”