Naira Marley to make COVID-19 video for Lagos

Dubious artist Afeez Fashola prevalently known as Naira Marley has consented to shoot a video against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in a joint effort with the Lagos State Government. 

Marley told an Ikeja Chief Magistrates' Court in Lagos by means of an April 9 letter that he would make the video at his expense. 

The video will be in fulfillment of part of the conditions for the state to pull back a social separating charge against him. 

"I therefore attempt to join the Lagos the Lagos State battle against the spread of the COVID-19 by making a free broad media distribution towards the crusade against COVID-19," Marley disclosed to Chief Magistrate Yewande Aje-Afunwa in the letter. 

Mrs. Aje-Afunwa affirmed the withdrawal of the charge against the performer. 

She additionally affirmed the withdrawal of the charge against Marley's co-respondents Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain Babatunde Gbadamosi and his better half, Folashade. 

The Chief Magistrate made the request following the three respondents' consistence with conditions set by the administration. 

Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mr Yhaqub Oshoala told the court that the Gbadamosis and Marley had acknowledged and embraced to follow the entirety of the State's conditions for the withdrawal. 

He noticed that they had "embraced to work with the administration to handle the COVID 19 pandemic." 

The conditions are that the trio should independently offer an individual statement of regret to the president and senator; give an endeavor to consent to the COVID-19 guidelines, and go into self-separation for 14 days and report back to the court. 

Safeguard counsel, Mr Olawale Akoni (SAN) for Gbadamosi, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) for Mrs Gbadamosi, and Miss Damilola Ayinde-Marshall for Marley confirmed his announcement. 

Aje-Afunwa administered: "Upon the oral application made by the Director of Public Prosecutions in the interest of the Attorney-General of Lagos State in accordance with Sections 71 and 73 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos State (ACJL) and as per the way that the three respondents have conformed to conditions for the withdrawal of the charge, the unchallenged application for withdrawal of the charge, leave is therefore allowed to the Attorney-General of Lagos to pull back the charge. 

"The three litigants are thusly released." 

She praised the respondents for "taking the way of respect by assuming liability for their missteps" which had made remedial equity conceivable. 

The Chief Magistrate, reacting to an application by Adegboruwa, said there was no compelling reason to strike out the charge against the respondents. 

"The request of the litigants have not been taken, so all the DPP needs to will be to pull back the charge," Aje-Afunwa included. 

The three suspects were docked under the watchful eye of under the steady gaze of the court on Wednesday, however their requests were not taken. 

As per the four-tally charge checked MK/A/44/2020 recorded by express, the respondents and others everywhere dedicated the offenses last Saturday at No 9, Gbadamosi Close, Amen Estate, Ibeju-Lekki. 

They were blamed for mocking the discontinuance of development and remain at home request of President Muhammadu Buhari and the social separating request given by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos. 

The DPP said the state planned to 'step down' the charges because of exhortation from Attorney-General, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN). 

The suspects were a piece of the individuals who went to last Saturday's gathering sorted out by Nollywood on-screen character, Mrs Funke Akindele, for her significant other Abdul-Rasheed Bello's 42nd birthday. 

They gave up themselves to the Lagos State Police Command following Monday's sentence of Akindele and her significant other.

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