Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, and a former governorship aspirant in Lagos, Babatunde Gbadamosi, have written letters of apology to Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Naira Marley, Gbadamosi and his wife had appeared before a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ogba on Wednesday for attending a birthday party organized by Funke Akindele which was in violation of government’s social distancing directive to check the spread of Covid-19.
The case was later withdrawn on the condition that the defendants tendered an apology to President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Sanwo-Olu.
One of the letters from the duo read, “I hereby apologise unreservedly to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the good people of Lagos in any manner that I may have violated the social distance regulations and stay at home order of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Governor of Lagos State, as same was not done as a result of deliberate disrespect to their persons, authorities and governments.
“That I agree to be in self-isolation in my house for a period of 14 (fourteen) days commencing from today, Thursday 9th of April 2020 and that the Lagos State Ministry of Health should supervise my isolation.”