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Supposed Cybercrime: Court Postpones Naira Marley’s Legal Proceedings
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Supposed Cybercrime: Court Postpones Naira Marley’s Legal Proceedings

A Federal High Court in Lagos has postponed the resumption of the legal proceedings involving Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola, known as Naira Marley, who is facing cybercrime charges, to November 13 and 30.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo delayed the proceedings on Monday due to Naira Marley’s absence in court.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is pursuing cybercrime charges against Naira Marley.

These charges were filed on May 14, 2019, and the court granted him bail, requiring a sum of N2 million and two sureties of equivalent amount.

The EFCC has claimed that Naira Marley and his associates allegedly collaborated in using various Access Bank ATM cards to carry out fraudulent activities against their targets.

The trial in this case has already started and is currently in progress.

It’s worth mentioning that the Lagos police had previously detained Naira Marley and his associate, Sam Larry, in connection with the passing of Nigerian artist Oladimeji Aloba, who was widely recognized as Mohbad.”

However, during the court session on Monday, Mr. Olalekan Ojo (SAN) informed the court that Naira Marley was conspicuously absent from his trial, despite the court’s previous order for his appearance.

In response, the prosecutor explained to the court that she had requested a production warrant for the defendant, but he was still not present.

As a result, the court decided to postpone the case, rescheduling it for November 13 and 30 for the continuation of the trial.

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