Car theft: Judge gives Naira Marley ultimatum

A Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has given indigenous rapper, Afeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley, till 14 January 2020 to appear in court for arraignment for alleged car theft.

Mr Tajudeen Elias warned Marley that if he failed to appear, a bench warrant would be issued for his arrest.

The Chief Magistrate made the order in the trial of three other defendants including two of Marley’s brothers.

The defendants, Idris Fashola, 18; Babatunde Fashola, 24; and Kunle Obere, 22, are facing a four-count bordering on conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the arrest of Naira Marley.

They were arraigned on December 16, but Marley was absent.

The three defendants had earlier been granted N500,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum.

Mr Elias ordered the Investigative Police Officer (IPO) to produce Marley before the court today (December 21), when the case would be listed for further hearing.

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