The charges against musician Afeez Fashola (a.k.a Naira Marley) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain Babatunde Gbadamosi have been withdrawn by Lagos State on Wednesday.
Naira Marley and Gbadamosi were charged with flouting the Movement Restriction and Stay at Home Order of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Social Distancing Order given by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos.
The two, alongside Gbadamosi’s wife, were docked before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates Court, even though the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mr Yhaqub Oshoala, said the state intended to ‘step down’ the charges due to advice from the state Attorney-General, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN).
But three conditions were given to the defendants before the withdrawal of the charges was perfected.
“The first condition is that they should individually offer a personal apology to the president and governor; the second is that they must give an undertaking to comply with the COVID-19 regulations, and the third, they must go into self-isolation for 14 days and report back to the court,” he said.
All the defendants, through their counsel, accepted the conditions following the submission of the DPP, and the matter was withdrawn.