Wednesday, 23 October 2019 09:07

Naira Marley Back in Court To Resume Fraud Trial

Written by Boma Bravura Al
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The EFCC on Tuesday prayed a Federal High Court in Lagos to order `a red bag’ belonging to popular Nigerian Musician, Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley, be removed from his possession in the dock.

The defendant had in a case preferred against him by EFCC entered the witness box with a long small red bag, hanging across his left shoulder down to his right waist.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had preferred an 11-count charge against the musician bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit cards and fraud.

Also mentioned in the charge is one Yad Israel, who is said to still be at large.

 

The “Am I a Yahoo Boy” musician, was arraigned on May 20 before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, however denied the charges.

Following a bail application by defence counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN), the court had granted Fashola bail in the sum of N2 million with sureties in like sum.

After hearing the motion, the court ordered the EFCC to provide the defence with its investigators’ statements, if any.

He adjourned trial until Oct. 23.

 

According to the charge, the defendant allegedly committed the offences on different dates between Nov. 26, Dec.11, 2018, and May 10.

The charge alleged that Fashola and his accomplices conspired to use different Access Bank ATM Cards to defraud their victims.

It said that the defendant allegedly used Access Card number 5264711020433662 issued to another person, in a bid to obtain fraudulent financial gains.

He was said to have possessed these counterfeit credit cards, belonging to different cardholders, with intent to defraud, which also amounted to theft.

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

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