Court adjourned the date for the trail of Nigerian singer and song writer, Naira Marley.

The Judge of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State, Justice Nicholas Oweibo on Monday, adjourned the continuation of trial in the case of Nigeria singer and song writer, Afeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, till October 5, 2021.

court adjourned the date for the trail of Nigerian singer and song writer. 

The artiste was suspected fraud of credit card preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and was arraigned in 2019. 

The Head of anti-graft agency’sMedia and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, revealed that the prosecution had called two witnesses and forensic experts, Nuru Dalhatu and Augustine Anosike, in respect to his case and the two witnesses affirmed to the court that the defendant had frequently visited sites where stolen credit cards were sold to fraudsters. 

Some other evidence were recovered from the defendant’s mobile device.

Uwajaren's statement read as follows, 
“At the resumed sitting today (Monday), the prosecution counsel, Bilkisu Buhari, informed the court that the matter was slated for cross-examination of the second prosecution witness, Anosike, and also urged the court to call on the witness for the continuation of the hearing.

“However, counsel for the defendant, Akinwale Kola-Taiwo, asked the court for a short date on the grounds that the matter was for mention and not continuation as disclosed by the prosecution.

“Justice Oweibo granted the prayer of the defence and adjourned the matter till October 5, 6 and 7 for continuation of trial.”

Also in respect to fraud cases, two internet fraudsters has been sentence to prison by Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of the High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. 

Uuwjaren, narrated that the convicts, Ehigiator Kennedy and Idoko Onakpa, were found guilty of impersonation which is in contrary to and punishable under Section 484 of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Laws of Bendel State of Nigeria (as applicable in Edo State) 1976.

The two fraudsters intended to defraud two white ladies, Harvath Alexanda and Anete Losberga of their hard-earned money. 

They falsely represented themselves to be a citizen of the United States of America, but living in UK, by sending scammed emails and pictures on their Yahoo mail account [email protected] to them through the Internet. 

 Kennedy was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment or a fine of N200,000 While Ikponwonba sentenced Onakpa to three years’ imprisonment or fine of N200,000. 

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