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(Photos) Naira Marley Pleads not Guilty to Charges,Remanded in prison custody till May 30

Naira Marley has reportedly pleaded not guilty to all the 11 count charge leveled against him by the Economic and financial crimes commission EFCC for his alleged involvement in advance fee fraud.

Naira Marley in court
Naira Marley in court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on May 20, 2019 arraigned a Nigerian artiste, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, before Justice Nicholas I. Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on an 11-count charge bordering on cybercrime.

Naira Marley in court
Naira Marley in court9

 

The defendant was arrested on May 10, 2019, following intelligence report received by the Commission about his alleged involvement in internet fraud.

One of the counts reads: “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Yad Isril (still at large), on or about the 26th day of November, 2018, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, conspired amongst yourself to use Access card no : 5264711020433662 issued to persons other than you in a bid to obtain gain and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27(1) (b) of the Cybercrime Prohibition, Prevention etc Act 2015 and punishable under Section 33(2) of the same Act.”

 

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.

 

Photo of Naira Marley during trial
Photo of Naira Marley during trial

In view of his pleas, the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, asked the court for a trial date.

 

He also prayed for accelerated hearing of the case and urged the court to remand the defendant in prison custody.

Counsel to the defendant, Taiwo Oluwa Ore- Agba, asked the court for a date to hear the bail application on behalf his client.

 

Consequently, Justice Oweibo adjourned the case to May 30, 2019 and ordered the defendant to be remanded in prison custody pending the hearing of the bail application.

 

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