Popular Afrobeat sensation, Naira Marley, Former governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi and his wife, Folasade will soon be free, as the state government has agreed to withdraw the lockdown violation charges against them.
According to the government, the decision to withdraw the charge against the three defendants, was based on the remorse they showed. However the state Government noted, that it was still subject to their fulfilling three conditions. The conditions include:
- 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.
- They have to write a formal apology to the Government of Lagos State which will solidify the remorsefulness shown by them.
- 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.
They were therefore not arraigned before the Magistrate Court sitting in Ogba today, April 8. While 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 would be arraigned.