Naira Marley appears before Federal High Court in Lagos

Naira Marley appeared before a federal high court in Ikoyi, Lagos over alleged fraud charges.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered that upcoming musician, Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley, be remanded in the prison custody.

The singer was brought into the court premises in Ikoyi, Lagos by the men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday, May 20, 2019.

Naira Marley appeared in the court wearing a white T shirt and a pair of jeans. His lawyer was however absent at the court.

On May 10, 2019, Naira Marley, was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside men now identified as rapper, Zlatan Ibile, Rahman Jago, Guccy Branch and another unknown person. Five days later, Zlatan Ibile, and three others were released.

On the same day that Zlatan and the rest were released, EFCC filed an 11-count fraud-related charge against Naira Marley. Today, he appears before the Federal High Court, Ikoyi on the charges filed against him.

When the news broke, it was alleged that his actual was credit card fraud. Also alleged was that, cards carrying Nicole Louise Malyon, and Timea Fedorne Tatar were found on him.

This comes after the storm he created on social media with his brazen support for internet fraud. His claims and antics also started exchanges with Nigerian celebrities like Tunde Ednut, Ruggedman and singer, Simi. The matter was so polarizing, it turned social media inside and out for three days.

The singer pleads ‘Not Guilty’, and has been remanded in the EFCC Custody until May 30, 2019 by the court.



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