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Naira Marley’s iPhone: EFCC Presents CD With 51,933-Paged Analysis

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) presented a virtual projection of a Compact Disc with 51,933 pages of analysis of popular Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola a.k.a. Naira Marley’s iPhone before a Federal High Court in Lagos on today, Wednesday, October 27 2021.

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Through its second witness, Mr Augustine Anosike, a forensic analyst, the EFCC projected the virtual. Anosike was still leading pieces of evidence in the defendant’s trial, where he is charged with 11 crimes ranging from conspiracy to possession of counterfeit credit cards to fraud.

On May 14, 2019, the agency filed accusations against Naira Marley, the singer of the hit song “Am I a Yahoo Boy.” As a result, he was arraigned on May 20, 2019, before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, however he was found not guilty. As a result, the court granted him bail in the amount of two million naira, with two sureties in the same amount.

The case’s trial had already begun, and the second prosecution witness, who began testifying soon before the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, continued his testimony on Wednesday.

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According to the Nigerian News Agency, the witness who began his testimony on Tuesday finished his statement after the virtual presentation.

At the previous postponed date, the prosecution’s counsel, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that the prosecution only printed out hard copies of important portions of the exhibit that it believed important to its case.

He claimed in court that a complete copy of the comprehensive analysis existed on a compact disc. The exhibit’s printed copies are labeled ‘exhibit F,’ whereas the CD with the full study is labeled ‘exhibit F1.’ The court had given the prosecution permission to use a projector to show the CD in order to meet its legal burden of proof.

On the previous adjourned date, the witness described how the defendant and another receiver identified as Yadd exchanged text messages and conversations including credit card information.

Naira Marley's iPhone analysis

 

The trial was adjourned until November 30, December 13, and December 14, by Justice Oweibo.

The defendant, according to the EFCC, committed crimes on various dates between November 26, 2018 and December 11, 2018, as well as on May 10, 2019. The commission claimed that Naira Marley and his associates colluded to cheat their victims by using various Access Bank ATM cards. It claimed that the defendant obtained illegal financial gains by using a bank credit card issued to another person.

The EFCC further claimed that the defendant had counterfeit credit cards belonging to several people, which amounted to theft, and that he had them with the purpose to defraud. The accused offense is in violation of various sections of the law, including sections 1 23 (1) (b), 27 (1) and 33(9) of Cyber Crime (Prohibition) Prevention Act, 2015.

 

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