The trial of popular musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley continues on Thursday, following its failure to start yesterday December 11, at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. This is because his lawyer, Olalekan Ojo, was unavailable and the matter was adjourned till today, Thursday December 12th.
Naira Marley is facing an 11-count charge of conspiracy, possession of counterfeit cards and fraud prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Marley, who was arraigned alone on May 20 before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, has pleaded not guilty and following an application by his counsel.
The court granted him bail in the sum of N2 million with two sureties in the like sum. Earlier in the trial, the head of the forensic department at the Lagos zonal office of the EFCC, Mr Nuru Buhari testified that various stolen credit card information were retrieved from the musicians’ laptop.