Ruggedman has revealed he ran to UK, just before Naira Marley was granted bail by a Federal High Court yesterday in Lagos.
Ruggedman who indirectly revealed why he ran to UK before Naira Marley was granted bail, stated that the prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.
He wrote: “The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it”.
In the midst of Ruggedman’s cases of getting dangers and put-down for standing in opposition to Naira Marley, it will be recalled that Naira Marley was granted N2m bail on the 30th of May, 2019. Justice Nicholas Oweibo who adjourned till October 22 for trial to commence, added that one of the sureties must be a civil servant not below Grade Level 10. He added that the other surety must own a landed property in Lagos State.
Ruggedman who recently made a comment on his Instagram page over his alleged involvement in the arrest of Naira Marley. He wrote: “Why would I want an artist arrested? What will be my gain? I have read and heard all sorts of comments pertaining to the @nairamarley case and seen the misinformation making the rounds which is quite unfortunate to say the least. I note that saying I was “happy in a way” about his arrest has evidently frayed some nerves and for that I apologise. It was in hope that it would serve as deterrent for persons who might consider the said ills or need to make a u-turn. It by no means was intended to wish for his downfall. It perhaps was not a good choice of word in hindsight. I do not look forward to anyone’s downfall but rather hope we all learn from the situation”.
“I do not know Naira Marley personally, the same way I do not know the over 300 Nigerians I have gotten justice for against police brutality. I do it because it is who I am. All I did was caution a young artist, who has influence, against making utterances about an issue that by global standard is considered a crime. I believe correcting this was the way to go as an elder, but got insulted for this even by those being misled. I never responded to Naira Marley’s invectives nor those of his fans, same way I have not responded to any of the negative comments from social media”.
“I hereby state categorically that I had nothing to do with his arrest. We all must recall that he glorified fraud on a public platform where security agencies like the Police, NDLEA and EFCC are also on. I am sure they saw his posts and captions the same way we all did. I, however, was the one that cautioned him. I guess this was what led all the darts and arrows my way as a literal mortal retribution to my person. Despite the disrespect to my person, I got nothing against him and only longed for him to be discerning and utilise his position of influence appropriately. May God bless you all and yes that includes those wishing me evil and threatening me. Nothing will change who I am and I will keep you all in my prayers. God bless us all”.
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