EFCC displays content of Naira Marley’s iPhone

The trial of the musician Naira Marley for alleged fraud continued on Wednesday, October 27 at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The prosecutor, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), displayed before the court a virtual projection of a compact disc (CD) with 51,933 pages analysis of the singer’s iPhone.

The EFCC projected it through its second witness Augustine Anosike, a forensic analyst.

Naira Marley born Azeez Fashola is being tried on 11 counts bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit credit cards and fraud.

Mr Anosike began his testimony on Tuesday, October 26. At the resumption of trial, the witness showed visual display of the credit card numbers, chats, as well as incoming and outgoing text messages which were analysed from Naira Marley’s iPhone.

Ultimately, he told the court that the CD contained a total of 51,933 pages of the analysis conducted on the defendant’s device.

During cross examination, defence counsel Olalekan Ojo sought leave of court to apply for a variation of its order and prayed that the court takes custody of the iPhone which had been in custody of the prosecution.

According to him, it would also create ease for defence to apply for the exhibits if needed. The court noted the request.

When the defence counsel asked the witness to confirm if his analysis had also covered possible number of persons that had used the said iPhone of the defendant, the witness replied that the number of persons were not ascertained.

Defence asked, “As an experienced operative, are you aware that it is possible for a person other than the owner of a phone to have access to the use of that phone?”

The witness replied, “That will only be possible where the owner grants access.”

Justice Nicholas Oweibo adjourned trial until November 30, and December 13 and 14.