Abuja Mobile Court fines Naira Marley N200,000 over COVID-19 violation

Abuja Mobile Court fines Naira Marley N200,000 over COVID-19 violation

Popular Nigerian music star, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, has been fined N200,000 by an Abuja mobile court for violating COVID-19 rule.

Recall DailyTimes reported that Naira Marley flew in a chartered plane meant for a Lagos judge to the Federal Capital Territory for the concert which was held on June 13, despite the then interstate travel ban to curb the coronavirus spread.

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Consequently, the FCT Administration filed a four-count charge against him for hosting a concert in Abuja, in clear violation of COVID-19 directives.

Reports say the Magistrate Idayat Akanni who presided over the court session on Friday handed down the fine of the Lagos-based musician after he pleaded guilty to the charges filed against him.

The concert at the Jabi Lake Mall instigated a public disapproval with many who attended breaking protocols at the peak of the pandemic.

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