Tajudeen Elias, a Chief Magistrate of Tinubu Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos Island, has dismissed the car theft suit against Naira Marley and four others. Justice Elias gave his ruling after receiving a letter of withdrawal of the case.
Naira Marley, his two brothers – Idris Fashola, 18, and Babatunde Fashola, 24 – and their cousin, Kunle Obere, 22, were the defendants in the case. The singer was absent in court while his co-defendants were present at the ruling.
They were facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, assault, and obstructing the arrest of Naira Marley. The complainant, Adelekan Ademola had agreed to a settlement with the four defendants.
The complainant, Adelekan Ademola had agreed to a settlement with the four defendants.
This was why the case was withdrawn and the defendants were discharged when the case came up on Tuesday.
Mr Elias struck out the four-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the police from arresting Marley.
He said, “In view of the letter of withdrawal, the defendants are hereby discharged”.
According to the police prosecutor, Edet Okoi, the three defendants committed the offense on December 15, at Eko Hotel Roundabout, Victoria Island, Lagos.
He said that the trio who were in a motorcade with Naira Marley when they stole a Toyota Camry vehicle and an iPhone X.
He added that the three defendants and others at large assaulted the complainant by beating him up. The three defendants were granted N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
By: Damilola Faustino