Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, has been issued a production warrant by a Federal High Court in Lagos.
A production warrant is a brief order mandating the appearance of an accused party in court to answer to a charge.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is pursuing criminal charges against Naira Marley on 11 counts that have elements of both conspiracy and credit card fraud.
Olalekan Ojo, SAN, the defendant’s attorney, informed the court during today’s resumed hearing that the defendant was compelled to miss the proceeding because the police had detained him for questioning regarding the murder of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, also known as Mohbad.
Ojo therefore requested that the trial be postponed in the court.
In her response, the prosecution’s lawyer, Bilkisu Buhari, also requested that the defendant be served with a production warrant so that the court could guarantee his attendance at the upcoming adjourned date.
Both attorneys’ requests were granted, and Justice Oweibo issued a warrant for the defendant’s production.
In order to continue the trial, the judge further postponed the matter until October 30, 2023. You may recall that on May 20, 2019, the Federal High Court in Lagos heard an accusation against singer Naira Marley, who is known for the hit song “Am I a Yahoo Boy.”
His arraignment on an 11-count charge with elements of money laundering and Internet fraud was witnessed by a sizable crowd of his supporters.
The offenses were committed between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, according to the anti-graft agency. 26 of 2018 and Dec. 11, 2018 and May 10, 2019.
Naira Marley and his companions allegedly planned to use various Access Bank ATM cards to defraud their victims, according to the commission.
Additionally, the EFCC claimed that the defendant had the ability to defraud others by possessing and using fake credit cards that belonged to various people.
The Cyber Crime (Prohibition) Prevention Act of 2015 is said to be violated by the alleged offenses in violation of Sections 1 (23 (1) (b), 27 (1), and 33(9).
Naira Marley pleaded innocent before Justice Nicholas Oweibo.
The judge granted him bail in the amount of two million naira with two sureties in the same amount.