Update: Naira Marley Convicted, fined N200k and mandated to apologize to FG

Naira Marley in court

Popular Nigerian singer, Naira Marley who was arraigned to court for violating lockdown rules has been convicted and fined N200k.

A Federal Capital Territory mobile court in Abuja today imposed a N200,000 fine on Naira Marley, for violating the Presidential Task Force guidelines on COVID-19.

A four-count charge was brought against the artiste by the prosecuting team, which he denied.
The presiding magistrate, Idayat Akanni, who handed down the sentence, ordered Naira Marley to pay N50,000 on each of the four counts brought against him.

Naira Marley in court

He was also mandated to publish a public apology to the Federal Government of Nigeria in a national newspaper.

Recall, that Naira Marley had on June 13, 2020,flown into Abuja with his crew for a concert at the Jabi Lake Mall.

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