Nigerian rapper Naira Marley and the Action Democratic Party (ADP) governorship candidate in Lagos in the 2019 election, Babatunde Gbadamosi, spent the night in police cell at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba.
In a report by The Nation, this was due to the delayed arraignment of the duo as the courts do not open on Tuesdays as a result of the coronavirus lockdown in the state.
Naira Marley and the Gbadamosi reported themselves to the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID on Monday after they were invited for their alleged violation of the Infectious Disease Regulation of Lagos state when they attended the birthday party organised by actress Funke Akindele and her hubby, JJCSkillz over the weekend.
Spokesperson of the police command, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the delay in Naira Marley and the Gbadamosi’s arraignment, said no court would be opened in the state today due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I don’t know who proposed today. They will be arraigned, but no court is sitting today. Courts don’t sit today. They have days they sit now because of this Coronavirus. They sat yesterday (Monday), the next sitting will be tomorrow (Wednesday).” he told newsmen.
Proposed arraignment of Naira Marley and Gbadamosi would take place on Wednesday, April 8.