Although singer Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley was granted bail by a Federal High Court last week, the singer is still in custody.
According to a Twitter user, @Mayorwiz5, Naira Marley is still in custody because he cannot get a civil servant to stand for him as surety which is one of the requirements for his bail. The tweet read: “Naira Marley can’t get a level 10 officer to stand for him as surety. Where are all the marlians? If your parents are level 10 officer tell them to go and stand for him.”
Justice Nicholas Onweibo, the presiding judge at the Federal High Court last week granted Naira Marley bail but said that the first surety must be a civil servant not below the grade 10 level while the second surety must have a landed property in a jurisdiction approved by the court.
Naira Marley was arrested on May 10, 2019 alongside Zlatan Ibile and others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for Fraud. Zlatan and others were released but Naira Marley was charged to court by the EFCC.