Embattled Nigerian Musician, Azeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley, has been granted bail by the Federal High Court sitting in #Ikoyi, Lagos. However, he is to remain in prison until the terms of his bail are fully fulfilled.

Well-wishers turned up in Court to witness Naira Marley’s resumed bail application on May 30th, hoping against hope that the singer is set free. Thankfully, things went well, as the singer’s lead defense counsel, Olalekan Ojo, SAN, urged the court to accept the bail application based on the presumption of his innocence in accordance with Section 162 (1).
After listening to the defense and prosecution arguments, Justice Nicholas Oweibo who presided over the bail hearing granted the singer bail to the sum of N2m and two sureties. One of the sureties must be on Grade Level 10 in the Federal or state employment. The other surety must have a landed property within the court’s jurisdiction.
The judge directed EFCC to verify the bail terms. The trial has been adjourned to 22, 23 and 24 of October 2019, for accelerated hearing. The singer is to remain in prison till the bail conditions are fully met. Congrats to Naira Marley.

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