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Double Trouble: Court Issues Production Warrant For Naira Marley To Appear In Court




A production order for Naira Marley to appear in court at the next adjourned date of his alleged fraud case has been granted by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

The order was granted today Friday, October 6, by the presiding Judge, Nicholas Oweibo.

Justice Oweibo granted the order sequel to the submission of counsel to the hip hop artiste, Barrister Olalekan Ojo SAN when the case was mentioned and the defendant was not in court.

Olalekan Ojo SAN, inform the court, that Naira Marley was unavoidably absent having been taken into custody by the Police after he voluntarily surrendered himself to Police for interrogation in connection with the death of another hip pop artists, Ifeoluwa Aloba popular as Mobadh, he then urged the court to issue production warrant for the defendant to be produced in court next adjourned day.

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), prosecuting counsel Bilikisu Buhari, leading another Senior counsel, confirm that indeed,the defendant is in Police custody, and effort is been made to make sure his attendance is secured during the next court sitting,she did not oppose the request made by Mr. Olalekan Ojo SAN.

Consequently, Justice Oweibo, adjourned the matter till 30th of October, 2023 for the continuation of trial and ordered that a production warrant should be issued for Naira Marley to be produced in court on the next adjourned day if he is still in Police custody.

Naira Marley is standing trial before the court on cyber crime related offences.

In the charge filed before the court by the EFCC, it was alleged that 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 themselves to use Access card 42658840359191132 issued to persons other than him in a bid to obtain gain and  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.

It was also alleged that Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Raze (still at large), that 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 oneyTimea Fedorne Tatar and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 33(9) of Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act.

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