Naira Marley responds after the allegation of car theft


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The popular Nigerian musician, Naira Marley, has been ordered to appear before the court over a possible car theft allegation in Lagos. Catch full gist here!

As reported to us on Naijauto, an order has just been issued by the Lagos State Magistrate Court over the possible arrest and arraignment of Adeyemi Fashola, a popular Nigerian Musician known by his stage name ‘Naira Marley’. This court order came as a result of case of alleged car theft levied against him.


Naira Marley is unarguably one of the most controversial Nigerian celebrities in 2019

How Naira Marley was involved in car theft allegation

From what we learnt, Mr. Tajudeen Elias, who happens to be the Chief Magistrate, has ordered Sergeant Sunday Idoko, the Investigative Police Officer (IPO), in charge of the case to make the suspect, Naira Marley, available in court on the scheduled adjournment date for next hearing, which is 21st December 2019.

The two brothers of the musicians and cousin had already made an appearance at court prior to the car and phone theft.

The defendants including Babatunde Fashola (24), Kunle Obere (22) and Idris Fashola (24), are all facing 4-count charges of stealing, assault and obstruction of the arrest of Naira Marley.

Mr. Tajudeen Elias granted the 3 defendants a bail of ₦500,000 with 2 sureties in like sum. This offense according to the prosecutor, ASP Edet Okoi, was committed by the 3 defendants at Eko Hotel Roundabout on 16 December in Victoria Island, Lagos.


The music artiste is expected to appear in court prior to an alleged car theft involving his brothers as well

ASP Edet Okoi revealed that the 3 defendants were with Naira Marley in a motorcade when they stole the Toyota Camry with registration number ‘FEE 120 AA’ worth ₦1.8 million and an IPhone X5 valued at ₦330,000. These stolen properties according to him are owned by a man identified as Mr. Adeleke Ademola. He also made it known that the complainant was severely assaulted by these suspects.

The police ASP revealed the trio prevented the police from making an arrest on Naira Marley, while performing their duties.

He said:

“One of the vehicles in the musician’s motorcade hit the complainant’s vehicle from the back while he was throwing out money from his vehicle to his fans.

“When the complainant alighted from his 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,” 

To him, these offences contravened sections 172, 411, 287 and 112 of the 2015 Lagos State Criminal Law.

>>> You may want to read: Singer, Naira Marley confirms reports of buying a Bentley (Photos)

Naira Marley’s reaction to the car theft allegation

Prior to the order placed on Nigerian music star, Naira Marley, to make an appearance before the court on an allegation of car theft, the musician has taken to Twitter to respond this.


Naira Marley has gone on Twitter to dismiss the car theft allegation, describing it as an attempt to destroy his image

He wrote:

''Car theft?? maybe I need to post my bentley, Porsche or benzo. If u lot like try stain my name from today till tomorrow I will still be the next president and who’s adeyemi fashola aka Naira Marley. Another free promo I’m guessing''.

Check his full post here!

>>> Catch up on other car celebrity newsgist and updates here on our news section by Naijauto!

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