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Africa Entertainment News of Wednesday, 14 July 2021


Nigerian musician Naira Marley's internet fraud case adjourned

The Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned the alleged trial case involving Afeez Adeshina Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley to another 3 months.

The singer has been accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of alleged money laundering and internet fraud.

On May 20, Naira Marley pleaded not guilty and was released on bail after he was arraigned. EFCC alleged, that some of the credit cards discovered in Marley’s residence bore the fictitious names Nicole Louise Malyon and Timea Fedorne Tatar.

According to the agency, the items were used for alleged internet fraud as the commission said the offenses contravened the Money Laundering (Prohibition) and the Cyber Crimes Acts.

The counsel to the EFCC, Bilkisu Buhari, informed the judge, that the matter was slated for cross-examination of the second prosecution witness, Anosike. She prayed the court to invite the witness for the continuation of the hearing, according to Gistmania.

However, the defense counsel Akinwale Kola-Taiwo prayed the court for a short date for the continuation of trial on the grounds that “the matter is for mention today and not continuation as disclosed by the prosecution.”

Justice Oweibo granted his prayer, as he adjourned the case till October 5, 6 and 7 for a continuation of trial.