Court Dismisses Case Against Naira Marley, brothers

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A Magistrates’ Court sitting in the Tinubu area of Lagos Island has dismissed a car theft charge filed by the police against popular hip-hop artiste, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, as well as his two brothers and their cousin.

Delivering his ruling on Tuesday, Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias struck out the four counts and dismissed the case after receiving a settlement agreement between the complainant, Mr Adelekan Ademola, and the four defendants.

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Marley, his two brothers – Idris Fashola (18) and Babatunde Fashola (24), and their cousin, Kunle Obere (22), were the defendants in the case.

They were all charged with conspiracy, stealing, assault, and obstructing the police from arresting Marley.

The complainant, Ademola, who alleged that Naira Marley and others stole his Toyota Camry with Registration No. FEE 120 AA valued at N1.8m and an iPhone X5 worth N330,000

Naira Marley was absent in court, but the other defendants were present.