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

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

TheCable Lifestyle had on Thursday reported how the ‘Soapy’ crooner was convicted and fined N200,000 by an Abuja mobile court for flouting COVID-19 guidelines.

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 ‘Mafo’ singer was also arrested by the police and arraigned alongside Funke Akindele, a Nollywood actress, after the latter hosted a house party that the former attended, despite Lagos’ lockdown measures at the time.

The charges against him would later be withdrawn after he apologised to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state governor, and promised he would not indulge in such going forward.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