Chief magistrate of court in Lagos, Tajudeen Elias has ordered the arrest of popular Nigerian musician, Naira Marley over alleged car theft.
This is coming two months after the the economic and financial crimes commission(EFCC) retrieved evidence of fraud from the musicians phone and laptop.
Two brothers of the musician and a cousin recently appeared in court over alleged car theft and a cell phone .
The magistrate has granted bail of N500,000 with two sureties to the defendants , Idris fashola, 18, babatunde fashola, 24, and kunle obere, 22 who faced a four count charge on conspiracy,stealing, assault and obstructing the arrest of Naira Marley.
He ordered the IPO to produce Naira Marley before the court on Dec 21 when the case would be listed for hearing.
This act was perpetrated on the 16th of December at the Eko hotels round about belonging to a man named Mr Adelekan Ademola. The ASP Edet okoi added that the three defendant and others at large approached the victim by beating him up.
“One of the vehicles in the musicians’ motorcade hit the complainant’s vehicle from the back while he was throwing out money from his vehicle to his fans.
” When the complainant came down from the vehicle to inspect the damage, Obere entered into the complainant’s Camry and drove it off with the motorcade.
“Ademola reported to the police and the vehicle was tracked to where it was parked at Jakande Crescent, Oniru in Lagos.
“When the police arrived at the location in company with the complainant, Naira Marley and his boys started beating the complainant.
” A group of boys obstructed the police from arresting the musician but they were able to apprehend the three defendants,” he alleged.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 112,172, 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.