The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. to provide details of credit cards used by Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley.
According to court documents obtained by The Punch, the anti-graft agency accused Naira Marley of using the cards for alleged identity theft and credit card fraud.
The EFCC had written a letter to Visa and Mastercard titled ‘Investigation Activities’ – dated May 13, 2019.
EFCC’s letter to Visa and Mastercard partly read: “The commission is investigating a case of identity theft and electronic cards-related fraud in which the listed card information were recovered during the investigation.”
In the letter to Visa, the commission requested information about the last five transactions on each of three Visa cards recovered from Naira Marley.
The first card with number 4921819410257431 was issued by Lloyds Bank Plc and bears the name Timea Fedorne Tatar.
The second card with number 4539782440624281 was issued by Barclays Bank Plc and bears the name Nicole Louise Maylon, while the third card with number 4757147207869807 was issued by Santander UK Plc and bears the name Sharon Broad.
In the commission’s letter to Mastercard, the EFCC asked the company to furnish it with information about the last five transactions on a Mastercard card also recovered from the musician.
The card with number 5354631405139323 was issued by Prepay Technologies Ltd and bears the name Linh H. Mendez Rojas.
The letters were signed by the EFCC Zonal Head, Lagos, Dein Whyte.