The Lagos State Government has withdrawn the four count charges against a musician, Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley, and a politician, Babatunde Gbadamosi.
Gbadamosi was the Lagos governorship aspirant of ADC in the last gubernatorial election.
According to the defense counsel, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, the decision to drop charges was consequent upon a plea bargain reached by Lagos government and the defendants.
Naira Marley, Gbadamosi and his wife were arraigned before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ogba on Wednesday for attending a crowded birthday house party held by nollywood star Funke Akindele.
The party was in contravention of the government’s social distancing directive to check the spread of coronavirus.
But the government, according to one of the defence counsel, Adegboruwa (SAN), withdrew the four counts filed against the three defendants.
It was gathered that that policemen barred journalists from the court premises.
At the end of the hearing, Adegboruwa briefed journalists on what went down in the courtroom.
He said the state withdrew the charges on the condition that the defendants would tender an apology to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu