A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has ordered
the Nigerian musician, Adeyemi Fashola,
popularly known as Naira Marley to be arrested
and arraigned over alleged car theft.
Chief magistrate, Mr 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, according to NAN report.
However, two of the musician’s brothers and his cousins appeared in court over alleged theft of a car and a cell phone.
This is coming, two months after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
retrieved damning evidence of fraud from Naira Marley’s iPhone and laptop.
Tajudeen, had granted the three defendants; Idris Fashola, 18, Babatunde Fashola, 24; and Kunle Obere, 22, a N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum after facing a four-count charge
bordering on conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the arrest of Naira Marley.
He ordered the IPO to produce Naira Marley before the court on Dec. 21, when the case would be listed for further hearing.
ASP Edet Okoi, the prosecutor made it known to the court that the three defendants committed
the offences on Dec. 16, at Eko Hotel Roundabout on Victoria Island, Lagos.