The Lagos State government has agreed to withdraw charges against popular singer, Naira Marley, Lagos based politician, Babatunde Gbadamosi and his wife Folasade.
The three defendants arrived in court early Wednesday morning and were arraigned for violating the government’s lockdown order by attending a house party over the weekend.
After the announcement of appearance, the Lagos state government agreed to withdraw the charges against the three defendants based on the remorse they showed but subsequent upon them fulfilling three conditions.
1. They have to write a formal apology to the Government of Lagos State which will solidify the remorsefulness shown by them.
2. They have to give an undertaking in writing that they will continue to comply with the directives of Mr President and Mr Governor which is the subject matter of the case before the court.
3. In view of the danger which the state believes they’ve put themselves by attending a gathering exceeding 20 persons, they must agree to go on 14 days isolation to protect other members of the public from any likely danger.
Naira Marley and Gbadamosi had earlier on Monday turned themselves in to the police after flouting the state government’s restriction order on social distancing.
This was after they attended a party organised by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello in celebration of her husband’s birthday, Abdulrasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz.
The couple were arraigned on Monday and sentenced to one week of community service and asked to pay a fine of N100,000 each.