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LASG: Why we withdrew charges against Naira Marley- Gbadamosi

Porpular musician Naira Marley was represented in court by Damilola Ayinde-Marshall alongside Afeez Olabisi while Olawale Akoni SAN alongside Dr Bayo Adaralegbe represented the Babatunde Gbadamosi. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa SAN alongside O. Awonuga represented the 3rd def, Folasade Gbadamosi.

After the announcement of appearance, the DPP, Yakub Oshaola told the court that albeit the state has filed a charge before the court, …a jiffy before the court sat, the AG & Comm for Justice, Moyo Onigbanjo SAN forwarded a directive to him that having considered the remorsefulness of the three defendants, he has considered diverting the case out of court supported the defendants fulfilling three conditions.

(1) they need to write down a proper apology to the govt of Lagos State which can solidify the remorsefulness shown by them.

(2) they need to offer an undertaking in writing that they’re going to still suits the directives of Mr President and Mr Governor which is that the material of the case before the court.

(3) in sight of the danger which the state believes they’ve put themselves by attending a gathering exceeding 20 persons, they need to comply with continue 14 days isolation to guard other members of the general public from any likely danger.

Mr Oshoala also submitted that this is often absolutely necessary “in view of the very fact that some individuals who travelled from endangered countries where present at the party.

He stressed that the state isn’t a persecutor but it’s always able to enforce the laws that benefit the interest of the general public . “If they comply with these conditions, the 4 count charge are going to be withdrawn which are going to be the top of the matter. we’ll keep it abeyant .” That’s our submission.

In his submission, Akoni said: On behalf of the 2nd def, we wish to precise our appreciation to the state, the DPP and to verify to the court that we accept the three conditions. On his part, Adegboruwa said: ‘On behalf of the 3rd def, we express our appreciation to his excellency, Mr President and therefore the Governor, the AG, The DPP & his team, the Police and most of all the court.

The third def may be a law-abiding citizen and accepts all that three conditions as stipulated by the DPP. Also speaking, Ayinde-Marshall said: “On behalf of the primary defendant, we are saying an enormous many thanks to the police, the President, Mr Gov and therefore the DPP. My client may be a law-abiding citizen too and a strict supporter of state policies. We undertake that we’ll fulfill the three conditions given to them

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