The Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi has granted bail to Nigerian Musician Azeez Fashola.
His bail came more than 7 days after he was arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
At the resumed bail application, his lead defense counsel Olalekan Ojo for the singer apologized for his absence at the initial arraignment on May 20 due to heavy down poor.
He, therefore, urged the court to grant accelerated hearing rather than bail.
He added that since the lawyer of the defendant said the defendant is a celebrity, then his actions and inactions have a multiplier effect on youths in the entire federation.
Justice Nicholas Oweibo who presided over the bail hearing after listening to the defense and prosecution arguments granted the singer bail to the sum of two million naira, two sureties.
The trial has been adjourned to 22, 23 and 24 of October for accelerated hearing.
Naira Marley must provide Two Million Naira (2,000,000) bond, and two sureties, one with a landed property and the other, a Civil Servant, not lower than a level officer.
Weeks ago Naira Marley was arrested alongside Zlatan Ibile, Rahman Jago, Guccy Branch and another unknown person. The others were released shortly after while the singer was left behind in custody.
Authorities say incriminating evidence was found on laptop he was arrested with.
A statement he wrote whichever as obtained by newsmen reads:
“I am married to two wives and I have four kids . They are all British citizens staying in the United Kingdom .
“I studied in the United Kingdom , started studying at Porlock Hall, then I moved to Walworth School where I received my GCSE.
“I started making music in 2014 individually ( sic ) , but now I ’ m signed to Marathon , a United Kingdom -based record label .
“I had a deal with Coca-Cola for my song , Issa Goal , in which I featured Olamide and Lil Kesh .
“I also had deals with Nike to participate in the Nigerian sportswear ( sic ) .
“I ’ m in possession of a MacBook laptop , which I borrowed from a friend named Yad Isril in England , because while returning to Nigeria , I knew I was going to need a laptop to upload my music videos on YouTube and also to keep my exclusive songs . ”