Federal High Court adjourns Naira Marley, EFCC’s Case till December
The argument was between Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) counsel Mr Rotimi Oyedepo on the one hand, Marley’s counsel Mr Olalekan Ojo SAN and two other senior lawyers on the other hand.
Justice Nicholas Oweibo declined to make any other regarding the dispute but appealed to the lawyers to bear with the government over inadequate space in the courtroom.
He adjourned till December 11 and 12 for continuation of trial.
It would be recalled that Naira Marley was arrested by the EFCC back in May 2019, alongside men now identified as rapper,Zlatan Ibile, Rahman Jago, Guccy Branch, and another unknown person.
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On May 10, 2019, Naira Marley, born Afeez Fashola was arrested by the 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.
He appeared before the Federal High Court, Ikoyi in May on the charges filed against him.
When the news broke, it was alleged that his actual crime was credit card fraud. Also alleged was that cards carrying Nicole Louise Malyon, and Timea Fedorne Tatar were found on him.
If found guilty, Naira Marley faces imprisonment for a term of not more than seven years or a fine of not more than N5,000,000.00 and forfeiture of the advantage or value derived from his act