The Economy and Financial crime commission (EFCC) revisit the 2019 case of popular Nigerian rapper, Azeez Fashola, well-known as Naira Marley
The agency disclosed this via its Instagram page where it made it known that his trial has been adjourned till October 5th 2021.
It would be recalled that Naira Marley was arrested in May 2019 where he is being prosecuted by the EFCC on an 11-count charge of conspiracy, possession of counterfeit cards and fraud. He pleaded not guilty to all the charges, thereby leading to his first trial on February 27 and 28, 2020.
Since the commencement of the trial, the prosecution had called two witnesses, Nuru Buhari Dalhatu and Augustine Anosike, both forensic experts with the EFCC, who revealed to the court how the defendant frequently visited sites where stolen credit cards were sold to interested fraudsters as well as other shocking evidence recovered from the defendant’s mobile device.
Meanwhile, his trial which had been hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic and strike embark upon by Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN was revisit on July 12 and adjourned to October 5th 2021
Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the federal high court in Ikoyi, Lagos set a date for the continuation of Naira Marley’s trial.
Read the statement below…