Naira Marley’s fraud trial resumes

Naira Marley

Musician, Naira Marley, will on Tuesday return to court for the continuation of his trial on fraud allegations.

The trial, which was earlier fixed for Monday, was shifted by a day because the court did not sit.

However, both the defence and prosecution counsel were present and seen in the court’s premises.


Born Azeez Fashola, Naira Marley is facing charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He was arrested by the EFCC in May, accused of 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.


Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos granted him bail in the sum of N2 million with sureties in like sum on May 31.

He was eventually released after spending 14 days in custody.

Reports have indicated that witnesses from financial institutions will testify at his next court appearance.