- A Lagos court has ordered Naira Marley to appear before it
- The court also warned that if the musician failed to appear, a bench warrant would be issued for his arrest
- Naira Marley and three others are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing arrest
Adeyemi Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, has been given till January 14, 2020, to appear in court for arraignment for alleged car theft.
The order was given by a magistrate court in Lagos who warned that if the musician failed to appear, a bench warrant would be issued for his arrest.
The order was made in the trial of three other defendants including two of Marley’s brothers.
The defendants, Idris Fashola, 18; Babatunde Fashola, 24; and Kunle Obere, 22, are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the arrest of Naira Marley.
They were arraigned on December 16, but Marley was absent.
However, the court granted the three defendants N500,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum, The Nation reports.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that a Tinubu chief magistrates’ court in Lagos ordered that Naira Marley should be arrested and arraigned over alleged car theft.
According to reports the chief magistrate, Tajudeen Elias, ordered that the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Sgt. Sunday Idoko, handling the case must present Naira Marley in court on the next date of adjournment.
Also recall that recently, Legit.ng reported that the controversial rapper shaded the government by declaring himself Nigeria's problem.
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The music act who was recently back in court for his ongoing internet fraud case with the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), submitted that it appears he is the major problem that the country is faced with.
Naira Marley sarcastically expressed that he is the problem of Nigeria and not Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) officers, the police or government.
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