Connect with us


News

See Witnesses EFCC Lined-up To Testify Against Naira Marley

Published

on

#FreeNairaMarley

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has lined-up nine witnesses to testify against musician Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley.

Naija News had reported that Naira Marley was arrested on May 10 at 9 Gbangbala Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos, together with Omomniyi Temidayo (aka Zlatan Ibile) and three others for alleged advance fee fraud.

After his arrest, the EFCC filed 11 charges against Naira Marley bordering on alleged cybercrime and identity theft.

The alleged crimes were in contravention of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act and the Cyber Crimes Act, which the artiste risks seven years in jail if found guilty.

The musician was granted bail to the tune of N2 Million after been arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos.

According to court documents obtained by The Punch, the witnesses would give evidence of their investigation, tender exhibits and reveal their findings to the court.

Three of the witnesses were said to have taken the defendant’s and witnesses’ statements.

The remaining are representatives of Mastercard, Visa Inc and Guaranty Trust Bank, who are expected to tender relevant card and account details of the defendant to the court.




Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.