Popularly Musician, Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley has been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos over the charges for fraud, his trial was supposed to be heard on Monday the 21st but was shifted to today the 22nd of October.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had preferred an 11-count charge against the musician bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit cards, and fraud.
Also mentioned in the charge is one Yad Isril, who is said to still be at large.
Naira Marley, the “Am I a Yahoo Boy” musician, was arraigned on May 20 before Justice Nicholas Oweibo but denied the charges on every count. Following a bail application by defence counsel, Mr. Olalekan Ojo, (SAN), the court had granted Fashola bail in the sum of N2 million with sureties in like sum.
He was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on May 10 alongside Zlatan Ibile (real name, Omomniyi Temidayo) and three others for the alleged crimes.
The defendant was arraigned on May 20 before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, but pleaded not guilty.
The charge sheet said, “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Raze (still at large), on or about the 11th day of December 2018, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired amongst yourselves to use Access card 42658840359191132 issued to persons other than you in a bid to obtain gain and you thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 27(1)(b) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015 and punishable under Section 33(2) of the Same Act.
The offences contravene the provisions of Section 1 23 (1) (b), 27 (1}, 33, 33(9) Cyber Crime (Prohibition) Prevention Act, 2015.