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Controversial Nigerian singer Afeez Fasola aka Naira Marley has been convicted and fined by a magistrate court in Abuja for violating COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
Naira Marley pleaded guilty during his Abuja arraignment.
Naira Marley who was arraigned for a four-count charge by Magistrate Idayat Akanni pleaded guilty to the four-count charge pressed on him by the prosecuting team and was fined N200, 000.
He was also ordered to tender an apology to the Federal Government in any of the national dailies of his choice.
The singer and his manager Seyi Awonuga were earlier arraigned Thursday by the Lagos State Police Command.
Lagos State spokesman of police command Bala Elkana said Naira Marley and Awonuga committed an offense punishable under Section 58 Public Health Law, Ch. P16, Laws of Lagos State 2015.
They both pleaded guilty and were awarded a fine of N200,000 each by the presiding magistrate.
The four-count charge includes; violating Presidential ban on interstate traveling, not wearing of face mask contrary to the Presidential Order imposing compulsory wearing of face mask by all persons within Abuja the Federal Capital Territory, violating social distance order as well as violating dusk to dawn curfew in the territory.
It all started when Naira Marley and his crew flew from Lagos State to Abuja to perform at a concert organized at Jabi Lake Mall on June 13.