- The popular case bordering on cyber-crime against Nigerian singer, Naira Marley, is still far from over
- New evidence was admitted in court and it was a compact disc containing contents of an iPhone allegedly belonging to the singer
- Naira Marley is reportedly facing an 11-count charge bordering on internet fraud and money laundering
In May 2019, popular Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, was arrested for allegedly being involved in issues bordering on internet fraud and money laundering. He was however later released on bail.
According to reports from Vanguard, new evidence has been admitted in court regarding the case.
Justice Nicolas Oweibo of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos admitted the evidence of a compact disc (CD) that had contents of an iPhone allegedly belonging to Naira Marley.
The CD was tendered by a second prosecution witness, Anosike Augustine, and it was admitted in evidence by Justice Oweibo.
In a short ruling on January 26, Justice Oweibo overruled Naira Marley’s counsel, Olalekan Ojo’s objection and admitted the CD as Exhibit F.
Justice Oweibo said:
“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 another prosecution witness.
“Accordingly it is hereby admitted in evidence and marked Exhibit F.”
Justice Oweibo also adjourned the sitting and the trial is to continue on March 8 and March 11.
In other news, Legit.ng reported that former American president, Donald Trump, granted presidential pardon to Death Row Records co-founder, Michael 'Harry-O' Harris, after spending 32 years in jail.
He was reportedly in the can for attempted murder and coc*ine trafficking.
According to reports from REVOLT, the pardon seemed to have been influenced by fellow rapper, Snoop Dogg, who was said to have had private talks with Trump on January 19, to pardon the record label co-founder before leaving office. It appears the discussion worked.
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