The Lagos state government has withdrawn charges against the former governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the state, Babatunde Gbadamosi, his wife and popular musician, Azeez ‘Naira Marley’ Fashola.
The state Police Command had arraigned the trio before a Magistrates’ Court in Ogba for flouting the government’s social distancing directive to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Speaking to journalists after the hearing, one of the defence counsel, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), said the government withdrew the charges on the condition that the defendants would tender an apology to President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
This news medium had reported that Naira Marley, Gbadadmosi and his wife were part of those that attended a birthday party organised by a popular actress, Funke Akindele-Bello, for her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, at their home at Amen Estate in the Ibeju-Lekki area of the state.
The trio had on Monday reported at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, and were detained after the police asked them and others, who attended to report at the SCIID.
Gbadamosi had apologized for attending the house party, hours after the actress was arrested by the police for defying the lockdown order of the government.
The former governorship candidate, his wife, and Naira Marley were released after they met their bail conditions.