Court adjourns Naira Marley trial


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has adjourned the trial of musician Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley till Thursday, December 12, 2019.

The case was adjourned following a letter by defence counsel, Olalejan Ojo (SAN), who was not available.

Earlier this year, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed 11 charges bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit credit cards and fraud against the musician.

The “Am I a Yahoo Boy?” singer who was arraigned on May 20 before Justice Nicholas Oweibo pleaded not guilty to the charges.

He was granted the sum of N2million as bail with two sureties in like sum.

The EFCC alleges that Naira Marley and his accomplices conspired to use different Access Bank ATM cards to defraud their victims on different dates between Nov. 26, 2018 and Dec.11, 2018, as well as May 10, 2019.

In addition, the EFCC said that he possessed counterfeit credit cards belonging to different people, with intent to defraud which led to theft.

The alleged offences contravene the provisions of Sections 1 23 (1) (b), 27 (1) and 33(9) of the Cyber Crime (Prohibition) Prevention Act, 2015.

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