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Why Naira Marley’s Cybercrime Trial Did Not Hold




The cybercrime trial of Azeez Fashola popular as Naira Marley was stalled on Tuesday, November 30, at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The trial could not continue following the absence of a witness for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), prosecuting the case.

Augustine Anosike, a forensic analyst, is the second prosecution witness in the case. Mr. Anosike who concluded his evidence-in-chief on October 27, was scheduled for cross-examination on Tuesday.

At today’s proceeding, however, the prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that the witness was absent in court on “compassionate grounds”.

The court subsequently adjourned till November 30, 2021, for cross-examination.

Naira Marley is being prosecuted by the EFCC on an 11-count charge bordering on conspiracy and credit card fraud. He pleaded “not guilty” to the charges when he was arraigned on May 20, 2019.

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