- Nigerian controversial rapper and singer, Naira Marley, has finally been granted freedom as he already met the conditions for bail as demanded by the Federal High Court in Lagos.
Recall that the Ikoyi Federal High Court granted Naira Marley bail on the conditions of; a two Million Naira (2,000,000) bond, and two sureties, one with landed property and the other, a Civil Servant, not below Grade Level 10.
There were certain reports that Naira Marley was remanded in prison despite his bail as he was unable to meet the bail conditions. According to unconfirmed reports, he was yet to be released as at 6th of June due to this reason; “No Lagos state Level 10 and above civil service officer with landed properties has agreed to stand as surety for him, due to his alleged criminal records.”
Many rose to his defense, including a controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, who claimed his freedom was delayed in the name of verification. She wrote;
Lies! #AwonOde All the sureties are ready. Mine was level 10 too. They just need to be VERIFIED! It took 7 weeks to verify my sureties and process the bail I had to call out the Deputy court register Memunat Folami who sat on my files with every excuse. Google her name and Sahara Reporters. Same way Linda Ikeji told Punch she paid my Bail when I was “languishing” in prison. Know the facts! Bail April 10th, left June 5th. My 3rd arrest no sureties for 90 days. They were all scared I will flee the country as told by my fired lawyer Lawal. Aguma is dead, Robert is dead. Iyabo, God is coming to wrap you in his arms soon. Video is on my story. All of you ppl abusing @nairamarley may be NEXT. Prison will be your portion soon instead of fighting the system that’s scapegoating an innocent young man. Fake ACTIVISTS everywhere.
In a video currently making rounds online, it can be deduced that Naira Marley has regained freedom as he was seen rejoicing while being flanked by his mother and friends who went to pick him up.
Though, the commencement of his trial is adjourned till October 22.
See video below;
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