Nigerian music sensation, Naira Marley (actual title, Azeez Fashola) is
anticipated to seem in courtroom as we speak in Lagos for a trial on cybercrime
and bank card fraud.
He was arrested by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee on Could
10 alongside Zlatan Ibile (actual title, Omomniyi Temidayo) and three
others for the alleged crimes.
In keeping with some experiences, the arrest was not unconnected to Naira
Marley’s songs and feedback stated to be glorifying cybercrime.
The cost sheet stated, “That you simply, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira
Marley, and Raze (nonetheless at massive), on or concerning the 11th day of
December 2018, throughout the jurisdiction of this honourable courtroom,
conspired amongst yourselves to make use of Entry card 42658840359191132
issued to individuals aside from you in a bid to acquire acquire and also you
thereby dedicated an offense opposite to Part 27(1)(b) of the Cyber
Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention and so forth) Act 2015 and punishable beneath
Part 33(2) of the Similar Act.
“That you simply, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Raze (nonetheless
at massive), on or concerning the 10th day of Could 2019, throughout the
jurisdiction of this honorable courtroom, with intent to defraud
possessed, counterfeit card 4921819410257431 issued to Timea Fedorne
Tatar and also you thereby dedicated an offense opposite to and punishable
beneath Part 33(9) of Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, and so forth) Act
When the matter got here earlier than Justice Nicolas Oweibo of a federal excessive
courtroom in Lagos on Could 20, Naira Marley’s lawyer, Olalekan Ojo, had
requested the courtroom to grant the singer bail pending whereas the courtroom would
hear the case.
The request was granted to the displeasure of the prosecution counsel
led by Rotimi Oyedepo who argued that there needs to be accelerated
listening to of the case as a substitute of the bail.
The decide then fastened October 22, 23 and 24 because the trial dates.