EFCC Released Official Statement Pertaining Naira Marley After 2Million Bail

EFCC Released Official Statement Pertaining Naira Marley After 2Million Bail

Justice Nicholas I. Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, May 30, 2019, granted bail to a Nigerian artiste, Azeez Fashola, otherwise called Naira Marley, in the whole of N2,000,000.00( Two Million Naira).

Marley was summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on May 20, 2019 on a 11-check charge verging on cyber crime.

“That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Yad Isril (still at large), on or about the 26th day of November, 2018, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired amongst yourself to use Access card no : 5264711020433662 issued to persons other than you in a bid to obtain gain and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27(1) (b) of the Cybercrime Prohibition, Prevention etc Act 2015 and punishable under Section 33(2) of the same Act.”

One of the checks peruses:-

He pleaded not guilty to the charges favored against him and was remanded in jail authority.

At the last sitting, advice to the defendant, Taiwo Oluwa Ore-Agba, had approached the court for a date to hear the bail application for sake his customer.

Subsequently, Justice Oweibo had adjourned the case to May 30, 2019(today) for knowing about the bail application.

At the present sitting, advice to the defendant, Olalekan Ojo, SAN, embraced the bail application under the watchful eye of the court and encouraged the court to practice its optional capacity to concede his customer bail in the most liberal terms, saying "the offense under the watchful eye of the court is a bailable one."

Be that as it may, direction to the arraignment, Rotimi Oyedepo, contradicted the bail application and asked the court to decline the defendant bail.

"This offense identifies with the utilization of cyber crimes and it is a period bomb on the off chance that it isn't speedily tended to.

"It won't just influence our today, yet in addition put our tomorrow in risk and the picture of the nation," he further contended.

In his decision, Justice Nicholas Oweibo granted the defendant bail in the total of N2, 000,000.00 (Two Million Naira) with two sureties in like total.

One of the sureties must be a government worker on Grade Level 10, while the other must claim a landed property inside the jurisdiction of the court.

The Judge additionally coordinated the EFCC to confirm the status of every one of the sureties.

The case was adjourned to October 22, 23 and 24, 2019 for commencement of trial.

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