Naira Marley pleads not guilty, remanded in prison

Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola (a.k.a Naira Marley) on Monday pleaded not guilty an 11-count charge bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit credit cards and fraud.

Watch also: Why 8th Senate approved tertiary institutions across Nigeria – Saraki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged the musician before a Federal High Court in Lagos. Also mentioned in the charge is one Yad Isril, who is said to be at large. Following the not guilty plea, EFCC counsel, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, requested the court to give a date for commencement of the musician’s trial.

Meanwhile, defence counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN), informed the court that he filed a bail application on behalf of the defendant. Justice Nicholas Oweibo adjourned the case until May 30 for hearing of the bail application.



Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.