Court grants Naira Marley N2m bail

Naira Marley

A Federal High Court in Lagos has granted a N2 million bail to singer, Naira Marley.

The singer arrived the courtroom on Thursday in a black shirt and black jean.

At the resumed hearing on his bail application, Naira Marley’s lead counsel, Olalekan Ojo, urged the court to accept the bail application prima facie based on the presumption of his innocence in accordance with Section 162 (1)

Prosecution team led by Rotimi Oyedepo, however, argued that it is not the temporary release of the singer that mattered but final judgment.

Mr Oyedepo prayed the court for accelerated hearing rather than bail.

After listening to their arguments, Justice Nicholas Oweibo granted the singer bail of N2 million with two sureties in like sum.

Naira Marley is facing 11 counts bordering on cybercrime for allegedly conniving with one Yad Isril (at large) to use Access card issued to other persons in a bid to obtain gain, an offence contrary to Section 27(1) (b) of the Cybercrime Prohibition, Prevention Act 2015.

The judge adjourned to October 22, 23 and 24 for accelerated hearing.