Abuja Concert: Naira Marley Reacts To His Arrest, Court Appearance

Popular Nigerian singer, Naira Marley has reacted to his arrest and court appearance at an Abuja mobile court for violating the Covid-19 safety rules after attending a concert in Abuja.

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

It should also recalled that an Abuja mobile court yesterday, August 7, slapped a N200,000 fine on the singer, for violating the Presidential Task Force guidelines on Covid-19.

The prosecuting team dragged the singer to court on a four count charge.

Sequel to this, the presiding magistrate, Idayat Akanni, ordered Naira Marley to pay N50,000 on each of the four counts leveled against him.

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

Lagos Trial Prior to his appearance before the Abuja court, the musician was arraigned alongside his manager ‘f’ on one count charge of breach of the cessation of movement and interstates 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 Public Health Law, Ch. P16, Laws of Lagos State 2015

The two accused persons pleaded guilty to the charge and were awarded a fine of one N100,000 each by the magistrate.

He has now taken to his page on Twitter to react to his arrest and court appearance.

He wrote, “Police is my friend, Naira Marley and Police 5&6”

See tweet below;


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