Naira Marley has been declared wanted by the Police after a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday ordered his arrest over alleged car theft in Lagos.
The chief magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, ordered that the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Sgt. Sunday Idoko, handling the case must present Naira Marley in court on the next date of adjournment, News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The defendants, Idris Fashola, 18, Babatunde Fashola, 24; and Kunle Obere, 22, are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the arrest of Naira Marley.
The prosecuting officer ASP Edet Okoi alleged that the second defendant, Babatunde Fashola and others at large obstructed the police while performing their lawful duty and prevented them from arresting Naira Marley.
“One of the vehicles in the musiciaon’s motorcade hit the complainant’s vehicle from the back while he was throwing out money from his vehicle to his fans.
“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.
The chief magistrate granted the three defendants N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
He ordered the IPO to produce Marley before the court on Dec. 21, when the case would be listed for further hearing.