Lagos State Government has withdrawn charges against Azeez Fashola aka Naira Mearley and former governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi, and his wife Folasade.
The trio were dragged to the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ogba for violating the government’s social distancing directive to check the spread of coronavirus.
The state government agreed to withdraw the four-count charges against the three defendants after they must have fulfilled three conditions.
(1) They have to write a formal apology to the Government of Lagos State which will solidify the remorsefulness shown by them.
(2) They have to give an undertaking in writing that they will continue to comply with the directives of Mr President and Mr Governor which is the subject matter of the case before the court.
(3) In view of the danger which the state believes they’ve put themselves by attending a gathering exceeding 20 persons, they must agree to go on 14 days isolation to protect other members of the public from any likely danger.
The defendants through their counsel all agreed to the conditions and the court has adjourned till tomorrow for the prosecutor to brief the court on whether all the conditions have been met failing which they will be arraigned.
Naira Marley and Gbadamosi were arraigned after they attended a party organised by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele Bello in celebration of her husband’s birthday, Abdulrasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz.
The couple were arraigned on Monday and sentenced to one week of community service and fined N100,000 each.