Justice Nicholas Oweibo has ordered the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) to serve investigators’ statements on musician, Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley, who’s being prosecuted on cybercrime and bank card fraud costs.
The choose made the order on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 following an software by Naira Marley’s lawyer, Olalekan Ojo (SAN).
Because of Ojo’s request and the choose’s order, Naira Marley’s trial, which was scheduled to open on Tuesday, was additional adjourned until Wednesday (right this moment).
The up-and-coming musician was arraigned on 11 counts, bordering on bank card fraud and cybercrime in Could.
The EFCC alleged that Naira Marley conspired with one Yad Isril and Raze, mentioned to be at giant, to make use of entry playing cards with numbers 5264711020433662 and 42658840359191132, “issued to individuals apart from you in a bid to acquire acquire.”
It additionally alleged that Naira Marley was on Could 10, 2019 present in possession of two counterfeit entry playing cards Nos. 4539782440624281 and 492189410257431 issued within the names of Nicole Louise Malyon and Timea Fedorne Tatar, respectively.
The anti-graft company mentioned the artiste retained the 2 playing cards and one other one with quantity 5264711020433662, issued to an unknown individual “beneath circumstances which represent card theft.”
The prosecuting counsel for the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo, instructed the court docket that Naira Marley acted opposite to Part 27 (1)(b) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, and so on) Act 2015.