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Court adjourns Naira Marley’s fraud trial till Dec 11

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Naira Marley may spend the next 7-yrs behind bars

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday, adjourned till December 11 and 12, the trial of a singer, Azeez Fashola, a. k. a Naira Marley, for fraud charges.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Marley on an 11 -count charge of conspiracy, possession of counterfeit credit cards, and fraud.

Marley’s co-accused, Yad Isril, is said to be at large.

Read also: We discovered ‘damning’ evidence of fraud on Naira Marley’s iPhone, laptop —EFCC

The singer was arraigned on May 20 before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, but he denied the charges.

Following a bail application by the defence counsel, Mr. Olalekan Ojo, (SAN), the court granted Marley bail in the sum of N2 million with sureties in like sum.

On Thursday, Justice Nicholas Oweibo adjourned the case shortly after Ojo started the cross- examination of the first prosecution’s witness who began his evidence on Wednesday.

However, the court was forced to move the trial to a new date after arguments ensued in court between counsels over the insufficient seating arrangement.

The trial will now continue on December 11.

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