Updated: Alleged car theft: Court gives Naira Marley ‘last chance’ to appear


By Robert Egbe

 

A Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday gave a musician, Adeyemi Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley till January 14, 2020 to appear in court for arraignment for alleged car theft.

Mr Tajudeen Elias warned Marley that if he failed to show up, a bench warrant would be issued for his arrest.

The Chief Magistrate made the order in the trial of Marley’s two brothers Idris Fashola, 18; Babatunde Fashola, 24; and their cousin, Kunle Obere, 22.

The defendants are facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the police from arresting Marley.

They were arraigned on December 16, but Marley, the fourth defendant, was absent.

The court granted the trio N500,000 bail each with two sureties in the like sum

Mr Elias ordered the Investigative Police Officer (IPO) to produce Marley in court on Tuesday for further hearing.

But at the commencement of Tuesday’s proceedings, only the three other defendants entered the dock.

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