Court fines Naira Marley N200,000 for violating COVID-19 restrictions

A Mobile Court of the Federal Capital Territory FCT sitting at the Eagle Square in Abuja has convicted an artiste, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, for violating provisions of the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020.

The regulations were made by a Presidential Order pursuant to Section 4 of the Quarantine Act, Cap. 02, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Naira Marley who was arraigned before Magistrate Idayat Akanni however pleaded guilty to the four-count charge filed against him

Magistrate Akanni consequently found him guilty and ordered him to pay the sum of ?50, 000 for each of the count as well as tender a public apology to the Federal Government of Nigeria in a national daily.

The charges brought against Marley were; violating Presidential ban on interstate travelling, not wearing a face mask contrary to the Presidential Order imposing compulsory wearing of face mask on all persons within Abuja the Federal Capital Territory, violating social distance order as well as violating the dusk to dawn curfew in the territory.

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