Alleged Cyber Fraud : EFCC Present More Evidence Against Naira Marley

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Naira Marley, an award-winning musician whose real name is Azeez Fashola, is undoubtedly involved in legal issues with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

On Friday, the musician who has been on trial for years for alleged cyber fraud appeared in court once more, as additional evidence was introduced against him.

Dein Whyte, an operative of the EFCC, testified as the prosecution witness in the Federal High Court’s resumed hearing before Justice Nicholas Oweibo in Ikoyi, Lagos State, and provided further evidence against the “Soapy” crooner.

This comes after the court rejected the defendant’s challenge to the witness’s previous presentation of forensic evidence.

The EFCC has accused Naira Marley of 11 counts of credit card fraud, and he is currently in court facing those charges.

The defense attorney, Olalekan Ojo SAN, objected to the witness’s assessment of the forensic evidence connecting the defendant to credit card theft at the most recent sitting on June 9, 2022, according to a statement from the anti-graft agency.

He had contended that an investigator was not qualified to judge the defendant’s guilt—only the court could do that.

“Today, Justice Oweibo dismissed the defense’s challenge during the reopened trial in a brief order;

In order to determine whether the defendant committed the crime or not, it is the responsibility of the law enforcement agency or police to bring the defendant before a judge. The defendant must be connected to the crime’s commission by the investigator.

Before taking the case to court, the prosecutor must have made up his mind regarding the defendant’s involvement. I disagree with the prosecution’s finding that the defendant is guilty, the judge said.

On September 26, his case was postponed.


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