/Judge remands Naira Marley as musician’s fraud trial begins

Judge remands Naira Marley as musician’s fraud trial begins

A LAGOS Federal High Court yesterday remanded popular musician Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley in prison following his arraignment for alleged credit card fraud.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) preferred an 11-count charge against him.

He pleaded not guilty before Justice Nicolas Oweibo, who adjourned hearing in his bail application till May 30 .

Justice Oweibo said he would be in custody until his bail application is determined.

The offence, according to Section 33 (2) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015, carries seven years imprisonment.

Some of the credit cards, EFCC claimed, bore the names of Nicole Louise Malyon and Timea Fedorne Tatar.

The charge reads in part: “That you Azeez Adeshina Fashola aka Naira Marley, and Raze (still at large), on or about the 11th day of December 2018, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired to use Access card 42658840359191132 issued to persons other than you in a bid to obtain gain and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27(1)(b) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015 and punishable under Section 33(2) of the same Act.

“That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Raze (still at large), on or about the 10th day of May 2019, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud possessed counterfeit card 4921819410257431 issued to Timea Fedorne Tatar and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 33(9) of Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015.”

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(THE NATION)

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