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Babatunde Gbadamosi, Naira Marley await trial

A controversial hip-hop star, Azeez Fashola, known as Naira Marley and People’s Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain, a former governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are expected to be arraigned this morning.

Both men were invited by the police on Monday on the suspicion that they and other partygoers violated the Infectious Disease Regulation of Lagos State by attending Funke Akindele husband birthday party.

The Nollywood actress held a birthday party for her husband, a music crooner and producer, Abdulrasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz last Saturday.

The development which led to the conviction of the celebrity couple by a Chief Magistrate Court for violation of Social Distance Directives of the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu.

Delivering the verdict, Chief Magistrate Yewande Aje-Afunwa ordered the convicted couple to provide the names, addresses and GSM numbers of every person who attended the party within 24-hours to the police.

Consequently, the Lagos State Police Command ordered Marley and other guests to make themselves available or be declared wanted.

Our judicial correspondent, who is at the Ogba Chief Magistrate Court for the proposed arraignment reports that journalists and fans are awaiting the arrival of the Police to present the defendants for trial.

Wahab Akinlade

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