The trial of Nigeria’s musician, Naira Marley, on card fraud charges has been adjourned by a Federal High Court in Lagos.
Naira Marley whose real name is Azeez Fashola is being arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on allegations of card fraud charges.
Justice Nicholas Oweibo made the decision so as to allow the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission counsel Mr Rotimi Oyedepo and Fashola’s counsel Mr Olalekan Ojo SAN to respond to two motions which the court is yet to fix a date for trial proper, but has asked Fashola’s counsel to move his motion.
Fashola, popular for his “Am I a Yahoo Boy” and “Soapy” tracks, is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on an 11-count charge of conspiracy, possession of counterfeit cards and fraud.
His co-defendant is one Yad Isril, who is said to still be at large.
The defendant was first arraigned on May 20 before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, but pleaded not guilty.
He secured N2 million bail with two sureties in the like sum, following an application by his counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo, (SAN).