Naira Marley’s Trial At Lagos High Court Stalls Over Absence of EFCC Witness, Judge Adjourns Till Next Year

Naira Marley’s Trial At Lagos High Court Stalls Over Absence of EFCC Witness, Judge Adjourns Till Next Year

  • The trial of controversial ace singer, Naira Marley, before a Lagos high court has been adjourned
  • The trial scheduled to take place on November 30 was stalled after the EFCC witness, Mr Augustine was not in attendance at the court
  • The Justice, Nicholas Oweibo, adjourned the singer's alleged cybercrimes case to a new date in the year 2022

The lingering cybercrime case involving Nigerian music star, Azeez Fashola better known as Naira Marley, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been adjourned.

Naira Marley was billed to face the trial at the Lagos Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, but it was put on hold.

Naira Marley
Naira Marley's trial has been adjourned again. Credit: @nairamarley
Source: Instagram

The EFCC's witness, Mr Augustine Anosike who is testifying as the second prosecution witness in the case was not present at the court for personal reasons.

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According to Vanguard, the case has been adjourned till February 16, 2022, by Justice Oweibo.

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Naira Marley's offence

It will be recalled that Naira Marley was arrested by the EFCC with four others on May 14, 2019, and has been standing trial on an 11-count charge bothering on the offence.

The anti-graft agency alleged that the defendant committed the offences on different dates between November 26, 2018, and December 11, 2018, as well as May 10, 2019.

The EFCC also hinted that some of the credit cards discovered in Marley’s residence bore counterfeit names like Nicole Louise Malyon and Timea Fedorne Tatar.

The cards the agency alleged were to perpetrate internet frauds.

The singer is currently out on bail and he has released a number of interesting songs since he left detention in 2019.

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Naira Marley pleads for Buhari and Tinubu's contact as his case drags earlier reported that Naira Marley pleaded for the contacts of President Buhari and Bola Tinubu following the adjournment of his case by the court.

The singer who was charged with advance fee fraud appeared in court and his case was adjourned.

After the outcome of the court, Naira Marley shared a post where he pleaded for contacts of President Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.


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