Naira Marley opts for out of court settlement in alleged car theft case

Naira Marley may opt for an out of court settlement in his alleged car theft case, according to the singer’s lawyer.

Police filed four counts of conspiracy against the foursome which include Naira Marley; his brothers, Idris and Babatunde Fashola; and a cousin, Kunle Obere.

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After being issued one last warning by the magistrate judge to show up in court, the singer will now attempt an out of court settlement with the alleged victims.

At the last hearing when Naira Marley refused to show up in court, the judge gave a warning that he would issue a warrant of arrest for the singer. But the defendants’ lawyer pleaded with the court and the case was adjourned to 14 January 2020.

In a chat with journalists outside the courtroom, Naira Marley’s lawyer, Mr Awokulehin Ayodeji disclosed that the singer had initiated an out of court settlement with the alleged victim.

He also disclosed that the police are not against it, saying: “The police have no problem with an out-of-court settlement; we hope that an agreement will be reached before the next adjourned date.”

ASP Edet Okoi had described the happenings to the court. He said:

“One of the vehicles in the musician’s motorcade hit the complainant’s vehicle from the back(sic) while he was throwing out money from his vehicle to his fans.

“When the complainant came down from the vehicle to inspect the damage, Obere entered into the complainant’s Camry and drove it off with the motorcade.

“Ademola reported to the police and the vehicle was tracked to where it was parked at Jakande Crescent, Oniru in Lagos.

“When the police arrived at the location in company with the complainant, Naira Marley and his boys started beating the complainant.

“A group of boys obstructed the police from arresting the musician but they were able to apprehend the three defendants.”

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