The Federal High Court hearing in Ikoyi today, Thursday 30th May, has granted bail to the accused Nigerian afropop singer and rapper, Naira Marley.
The singer’s lead defense council, Olalekan Ojo who was not present during the first court hearing on My 20, apologized for his absence at the initial arraignment.
The singer’s defense council’s bail application was accepted based on the presumption his innocence in line with Section 162 (1).
Ojo also pleaded that a considerable approach should taken in hearing the bail application.
The prosecution counsel, led by Rotimi Oyedepo, also stated that the final judgment is most important than his temporary freedom.
He however, requested the court to grant quicker hearing rather than just bail.
Oyedepo postulated that since the lawyer of the defendant said the defendant is a celebrity, the singers behavior will have an expanding effect on young people in Nigeria and world at large.
Justice Nicholas Oweibo, in a ruling after listening to both the defense and prosecution’s arguments, granted the singer bail to the tune of two million Naira and two sureties.
Nonetheless, he adjourned trial to 22, 23 and 24 of October for hearing.
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