Court grants Naira Marley N2 million bail

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The Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi has granted embattled singer, Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, bail.

During the resumed bail application on Thursday, his lead defence counsel Olalekan Ojo, urged the court to accept the bail application Prima Facie based on the presumption of his innocence in accordance with Section 162 (1)

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On his part, the prosecution counsel, led by Rotimi Oyedepo, said that it is not the temporary release of the singer that mattered but the final judgment, adding that the court should grant accelerated hearing rather than bail.

Oyedepo noted that since Naira Marley is a celebrity, then his actions and inactions have a multiplier effect on youths in the entire federation.

In his ruling, Justice Nicholas Oweibo granted the singer bail to the sum of two million naira, two sureties.

The trial has been adjourned to 22, 23 and 24 of October for accelerated hearing.

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