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Court sets new dates for the continuation of Naira Marley’s Internet Fraud Trial

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday adjourned till October 5 for the continuation of trial in the case of singer Naira Marley.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in 2019 arraigned the controversial musician born Afeez Fashola on an 11-count charge of credit card fraud.

Naira Marley pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Since the commencement of the trial, the prosecution had called two witnesses, Nuru Dalhatu and Augustine Anosike, both forensic experts with the EFCC, who revealed to the court how the defendant frequently visited sites where stolen credit cards were sold to interested fraudsters as well as other shocking evidence recovered from the defendant’s mobile device.

At the resumed sitting on Monday, the prosecution counsel Bilkisu Buhari told the court that the matter was slated for cross-examination of the second prosecution witness, PW2, Mr Anosike, and also urged the court to call on the witness for the continuation of the hearing.

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

Justice Nicholas Oweibo, consequently, adjourned the matter till October 5, 6 and 7 for the continuation of trial.

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