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  • Updated: Aug 07, 2020

Abuja Concert: Naira Marley To Pay N200, 000 Fine For Flouting COVID-19 Guideline

Abuja Concert: Naira Marley To Pay N200, 000 Fine For Flouti

An Abuja court has slammed controversial singer Naira Marley with a sum of N200, 000 for flouting COVID-19 guidelines by traveling to Abuja for a concert.

AllNews reports that Marley had flown to Abuja for a drive-in concert organised by Play Network Africa, Traffic Bar, El'Carnival, and sponsored by Glenfiddich.

The ‘drive-in’ concert was reportedly under control until fun-seekers flooded the venue in groups, thereby defying the social distancing rules to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Executive Jets Services Ltd that airlifted Naira Marley from Lagos to Abuja for the concert, said the controversial singer was mistaken for Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.

However, the “Tesumole” crooner reported to the Lagos police on Thursday and was taken to Abuja, where he was arraigned before an Abuja mobile court on Friday, August 7, 2020.

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) had filed a four-count charge against him.

Marley pleaded guilty and was handed the fine of N200, 000 by the presiding magistrate Idayat Akanni.

Recall that he was also arraigned for flouting social distancing guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19 earlier in April when he graced a house party hosted by A-list actress Funke Akindele.



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