Naira Marley, manager, fined N100,000 for violating travel ban
The State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Lagos State Police Command, has arraigned popular artiste, Azeez Fashola , aka Naira Marley , and his manager , Seyi Awonuga , before the Lagos State Special Offences ( Mobile ) Court , Oshodi, for violating the ban on interstate travels .
The controversial artiste left Lagos for the Federal Capital Territory for a concert on Saturday, June 13, 2020.
The concert , which held at the Jabi Lake Mall , Abuja , attracted public outrage .
The government thereafter shut down the mall and stopped the operation of the airline, whose plane conveyed Naira Marley .
The Inspector -General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, was said to have ordered Naira Marley ’ s arrest.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the singer and his manager turned themselves in at the police station on Thursday and were subsequently arrested.
The state Police Public Relations Officer , SP Bala Elkana, confirmed the development in a statement .
He said , “ It will be recalled that on June 13, 2020, around 2pm , the suspect , in total violation of the lockdown order , embarked on a non -essential travel from Lagos to Abuja and back to Lagos the same date through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport , Ikeja, for a musical concert in the Federal Capital Territory , Abuja .
“ He 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. P 16, Laws of Lagos State , 2015.
“ The two accused persons pleaded guilty to the charge and were awarded a fine of N 100, 000 each by the presiding magistrate . ”