Police is my friend- Naira Marley says after arrest and conviction

Singer Azeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley, says he and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) are friends.

The controversial musician has continued to make the headlines over his incessant face-off with the police.

The ‘Soapy’ crooner was on Thursday convicted and fined N200,000 by an Abuja mobile court for flouting COVID-19 guidelines by hosting a concert.
This had come after the police earlier arraigned him before the Lagos state special offences court at Oshodi over the same incident where he was fine N100,000 after pleading guilty.

In April, the Marley was also arrested by the police and arraigned alongside Funke Akindele, after the actress hosted a house party that the singer attended, despite Lagos’ lockdown measures at the time.

The charges against him would later be withdrawn after he apologised to Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and promised he would not indulge in such going forward.

In what seemed to be a reflection on his experience with the police and a thinly-veiled dig at the force, Marley said he and the security agency are like two friends that cannot be separated.

“Police is my friend. Naira Marley & Police 5&6,” he wrote on Twitter.

The singer’s knack for controversies has earned him popularity in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

He had emerged Nigeria’s most-viewed artiste on YouTube, American video-sharing platform, for the year 2019.

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