The trial of Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, continued before Justice I. Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on June 9, 2022, with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, presenting reports of forensic investigations linking the defendant to a Visa Card fraud.
Marley is being prosecuted by the EFCC on an 11-count charge bordering on conspiracy and credit card fraud.
He pleaded “not guilty” to the charges when he was arraigned on May 20, 2019.
The defendant allegedly committed the offence between November 2018 and May 2019.
At the resumed sitting on June 9, 2022, the prosecution witness, Dein Whyte, an operative of the EFCC, who was led in evidence by the EFCC Counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, revealed various messages sent from the defendant’s iPhone to one Raze, who had previously asked for a credit card number and validity date.