Popular musician, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, has been fined N200,000 by a Mobile Court in Abuja for violating coronavrus (COVD-19) protocols on June 13, 2020.
Naira Marley pleaded guilty on Friday to a four-count charge filed against him by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) for partaking in a music concert in Abuja in violation of COVID-19 directives.
These were violation of interstate travel ban, non-use of face mask, breaking of social distancing order and attending a concert despite COVID-19 restriction order.
Naira Marley was fined N200,000. The Magistrate, Idayat Akanni, set the fine after the musician pleaded guilty.
His counsel, Mohammed Yunusa, said his client was made to believe that the organisers of the concert had procured all the approval from the government.
Chief State Counsel, Udeme Umana, revealed that the court mandated Naira Marley to publish a public apology to the federal government in a national daily.
“This will serve as a deterrent to other Nigerians”, Umana stated.
The concert was held at the Jabi Lake Mall on June 13.