A popular Nigeria musician, Azeez Fashola also known as Naira Marley has been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for violating the lockdown order by the government to contain spread of coronavirus pandemic to attend a birthday party organised by Nollywood actress Mrs. Funke Akindele -Bello and her husband Abdul Rasheed Bello in Lagos.
The musician was spotted in a viral video showing a large number of persons mainly in the entertainment industry in an Estate, along Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki axis, Lagos celebrating birthday in utter disregard for lockdown and restriction order of the Federal and Lagos State Government.
Confirming his arrest and detention on Monday, the Lagos State Police Public Relation Officer ( PPRO), Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police said the suspect will also be charged to Court for violating the restriction order.
He said the Command has launched a manhunt for the remaining persons who attended the party.
Commenting on the development, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu expressed his profound gratitude to Lagosians and other well- meaning Nigerians that spoke up against the violations, saying ” Together we can stop the spread of COVID-19”
Meantime, Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdu Rasheed Bello were on Monday arraigned and sentenced by a Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ogba area of the state for violating restriction orders in Lagos.