Naira Marley hits US as court strikes out car theft charge

Written by on January 17, 2020

Marley, his two brothers: Idris Fashola, 18; Babatunde Fashola, 24; and their cousin, Kunle Obere, 22, were standing trial on a four-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the police from arresting Marley.

They were arraigned by the Police on December 16, but Marley, the fourth defendant, was absent.

The court granted the trio N500,000 bail each with two sureties in the like sum.

Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday 14 2020 dismissed a car theft charge filed by the police against hip hop artist, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, his two brothers and their cousin.

Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias made the order after receiving a letter from the police disclosing their intention to

withdraw the case. It was said that an agreement had been reached between the two parties though the terms of

the agreement were not disclosed.

The complainant in the case, Mr Ademola revealed that his car had been repaired and the items taken from him returned by the defendants.

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