EFCC: Naira Marley Risked Being Jailed For Seven Years

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed an 11 count charge on Naira Marley, a greater number which is bordering on credit card fraud and the artist risked being sentenced to seven years in jail if found guilty.

The artiste who has been enmeshed in controversy in the last couple of months following his decision to openly support online fraud commonly called ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ has been investigated and some incriminating items such as credit card was found on him, cards which bore the names- Nicole Louise Malyon, and Timea Fedorne Tatar.

Naira Marley was arrested last Friday along with four others, including his bosom friend, Zlatan Ibile has been accused of breaching Section 33 (2) which he was , reads: “Any person who uses: a counterfeit access device; an unauthorised access device; an access device issued to another person; resulting in a loss or gain commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term of not more than seven years or a fine of not more than N5,000,000.00 and forfeiture of the advantage or value derived from his act.

The charges with suit number FHC/L/178C/19 were filed before a Lagos State High Court.

The charges read in part, “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Raze (still at large), on or about the 11th day of December 2018, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court, conspired amongst yourselves to use Access card 42658840359191132 issued to persons other than you in a bid to obtain gain and you thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 27(1)(b) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015 and punishable under Section 33(2) of the Same Act.

“That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Raze (still at large), on or about the 10th day of May 2019, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court, with intent to defraud possessed, counterfeit card 4921819410257431 issued to Timea Fedorne Tatar and you thereby committed an offense contrary to and punishable under Section 33(9) of Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act 2015.”


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