Lagos withdraws charges against Naira Marley, Gbadamosi

Lagos State Government has withdrawn charges against singer, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, and former governorship candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, and his wife.
The aforementioned persons were meant to be arraigned on Wednesday before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ogba for attending the birthday party of JJC Skillz, husband of actress, Funke Akindele.

The party had more than 20 persons in attendance, a violation of the government’s social distancing directive to check the spread of the coronavirus.
However, one of the prosecution counsels, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, told reporters on Wednesday that the four-count charge filed against the three defendants had been withdrawn.

Journalists were barred from covering the court proceedings.
Mr Adegboruwa said the defendants would tender an apology to President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos as condition for withdrawing the charges.

Funke and her husband were on Monday sentenced to 14 days of community service and a fine of N100,000 each for holding the party.

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