Naira Marley’s former lawyer sentenced to two years imprisonment

Naira Marley's former lawyer Taiwo Oreagba

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja High Court in Lagos on Friday sentenced singer Naira Marley’s former lawyer, Taiwo Oreagba, to two years imprisonment.

Oreagba, who once represented Naira Marley over an alleged credit card fraud, was sentenced to two-year imprisonment for soliciting a four million naira bribe.

The judge observed that Oreagba did not controvert the content of a voice recording wherein she was heard bragging that she would use the four million naira to bribe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officials for a soft landing for her client.

Justice Taiwo condemned the convict’s boast that she could influence law enforcement officers and that she could influence the assignment of cases to judges in the Lagos State Judiciary.

Oreagba was first arraigned for the alleged offence by the EFCC on November 12, 2020, before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.

She pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge bordering on alleged corrupt demand and obtaining the N4m by false pretense.