Popular Nigerian musician Naira Marley has reacted to the order of Lagos state Magistrate Court seeking his arrest for car theft.
Adeyemi Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley took to his twitter page- @officialnairam1 to share his opinions on the court order that he should be arrested and arraigned over alleged car theft.
He tweeted that:
“Car theft?? maybe I need to post my bentley, Porsche or benzo. If u lot like try stain my name from today till tomorrow I will still be the next president and who’s adeyemi fashola aka Naira Marley. Another free promo I’m guessing
Car theft ko grand theft ni”
It was recalled that Mr Tajudeen Elias, the Chief Magistrate, on Monday 16th December 2019 ordered that the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Sgt. Sunday Idoko, handling the case of Naira Marley’s alleged car theft must present him in court on the next date of adjournment.
However, two of the musician’s brothers and his cousins appeared in court over an alleged theft of a vehicle and a cell phone.
The defendants, Idris Fashola, 18, Babatunde Fashola, 24, and Kunle Obere, 22, are facing a four-counts of conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the arrest of Naira Marley
The chief magistrate granted the three defendants N500, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
He ordered the IPO to produce Naira Marley before the court on December 21, when the case would be listed for further hearing
The prosecutor, ASP Edet Okoi, told the court that the three defendants committed the offence on December 16, at Eko Hotel Round about on Victoria Island, Lagos.
He said that the trio who were in a motorcade with Naira Marley, stole a Toyota Camry vehicle with Registration No. FEE 120 AA valued at N1.8 million and an IPhone X5 worth N330,000 belonging to one Mr Adelekan Ademola.
He added that the three defendants and others at large assaulted the complainant by beating him up.
Okoi alleged that the second defendant, Babatunde Fashola and others at large obstructed the police while performing their lawful duty and prevented them from arresting Naira Marley.
“One of the vehicles in the musician’s motorcade hit the complainant’s vehicle from the back while he was throwing out money from his vehicle to his fans.
“When the complainant alighted from his vehicle to inspect the damage, Obere entered into the complainant’s Camry and drove it off with the motorcade”
Ademola reported to the police and the vehicle was tracked to where it was parked at Jakande Crescent, Oniru, in Lagos.
“When the police arrived at the location in company with the complainant, Naira Marley and his boys started beating the complainant.”
A group of boys obstructed the police from arresting the musician but they were able to apprehend the three defendants,”
He said that the offences contravened Sections 112,172, 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
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