Court Admits More Evidence In Naira Marley’s Fraud Trial

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According to a report by The PUNCH, more exhibits have been admitted in evidence in the ongoing trial hip-hop singer Azeez Fashola, popularly known as ‘Naira Marley’ by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos .

Nicolas Oweibo in his ruling Wednesday admitted the Compact Disk containing the analysis the singer, tendered in evidence by the prosecution witness Anosike Augustine the ground that the iPhone which was analysed has been admitted in evidence before.

The judge overruled the objection Naira Marley’s counsel Olalekan Ojo (SAN) and admitted the CD in evidence marked exhibit ‘F.’

“l have considered the agreement of both parties as well as the ground for the objection, I consider the CD to be admissible in view of the nature of this case and the evidence of prosecution witness,” Oweibo said.

The trial of the case could not proceed because the defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo, was not in court and sought an adjournment.

The adjournment was not opposed by the EFCC’s counsel, Bilkisu .

Oweibo adjourned the trial to 8th and 11th of March, 2021.

Recall that the anti-graft agency had May 20, 2019, arraigned Naira Marley 11 counts of laundering and fraud.

The EFCC alleged that some of the credit cards discovered in his residence bore the names Nicole Louise Malyon and Timea Fedorne Tatar.

But he pleaded not guilty to all the .

The EFCC said that the offences contravenes Laundering (Prohibition) Act and the Cyber Crimes Act.