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.
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.