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Why Court Adjourned Naira Marley’s Cyber Fraud Case



Naira Marley

The trial of singer Azeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley, who is charged with cybercrime, was on Monday adjourned until November 13 and 30.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court adjourned the continuation of trial of the musician following his absence from the court.

Naira Marley is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 11-count charges bordering on conspiracy and credit card fraud.

The Commission had alleged that Naira Marley and his accomplices conspired to use different Access Bank ATM cards to defraud their victims, but the court granted him bail in the sum of N2 million, with two sureties in like sum.

The trial has since commenced in the case and is still ongoing.

Recall that the police in Lagos had detained Naira Marley and his associate, Sam Larry, in connection with the death of Nigerian artiste, Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.

However, when the case was called on Monday, Olalekan Ojo (SAN) informed the court that Naira Marley was still clearly absent from his trial, in spite of the court’s order for his production.

In his response, the prosecutor told the court that although she had prayed the court for a production warrant of the defendant, he was still absent.

The court consequently adjourned the case until Nov. 13 and 30 for the continuation of the trial.