Nigerian singer Azeez Fashola AKA Naira Marley, has pled not guilty to 11 charges leveled against him at his arraignment in court today and is to be remanded in prison custody till May 30th when his bail application will be heard.
Recall that the EFCC slammed eleven charges at him, and he is to face 7 years imprisonment if found guilty.
The 11 charges bordered on fraud for alleged credit card fraud. According to the anti-graft agency, some of the credit cards bore the names- Nicole Louise Malyon. and Timea Fedorne Tatar.
The charges, with suit number FHC/L/178C/19, were filed, today, before a Lagos State High Court. The alleged crimes were in contravention of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act and the Cyber Crimes Act.
The charges read 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 amongst yourselves 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 honorable 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.”
Fellow singer Zlatan Ibile, who was arrested alongside him has since been released.
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