Court adjourns Naira Marley’s trial as lawyers fight over seats

Naira Marley in court

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday adjourned the trial of musician, Naira Marley, who is facing card fraud charges.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo abruptly adjourned the trial till December 11 and 12, 2019 as counsels exchanged words over space to sit in the small courtroom.


Born Azeez Fashola, Naira Marley is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on an 11-count charge of conspiracy, possession of counterfeit cards and fraud.

His co-defendant is one Yad Isril, who is said to be at large.

The defendant was arraigned on May 20 before Justice Oweibo but pleaded not guilty.

He secured N2 million bail with two sureties in the like sum, following an application by his counsel, Mr Ojo (SAN).

According to the charge, the defendant committed the offences on different dates including November 26, 2018, December 11, 2018, and May 10,


Naira Marley and his accomplices allegedly conspired to use different Access Bank ATM Cards to defraud their victims.

They allegedly used Access Card number 5264711020433662 issued to other persons, in a bid to obtain fraudulent financial gains.