Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos today Monday, ordered the arrest and arraignment of Adeyemi Fashola aka Naira Marley, over alleged car theft.
The chief magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, ordered that the Investigating Police Officer, Sgt. Sunday Idoko, must present Naira Marley in court on December 21, when the case would be listed for further hearing.
However, two of the musician’s brothers and his cousins appeared in court over alleged theft of a car and a cell phone.
The defendants, Idris Fashola, 18, Babatunde Fashola, 24; and Kunle Obere, 22, are facing four counts bordering on conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the arrest of Naira Marley.
The prosecutor, ASP Edet Okoi, told the court that the three defendants committed the offences on December 16, at Eko Hotel Roundabout on Victoria Island, Lagos.
He said the trio, who were in a motorcade with Naira Marley, stole a Toyota Camry vehicle with Registration No. FEE 120 AA valued at N1.8 million and an IPhone XS worth N330,000 belonging to one Mr Adelekan Ademola.
He added that the three defendants and others at large assaulted the complainant by beating him up.
Okoi alleged that the second defendant, Babatunde Fashola and others at large obstructed the police while performing their lawful duty and prevented them from arrestingNaira Marley.