In a bid to gather more evidence, solid enough to secure conviction, the EFCC is asking Mastercard and Visa to furnish it with information about the last five transactions on some credit cards recovered from Naira Marley, a popular Nigerian musician.
According to reports, the EFCC has reportedly written Mastercard Inc and Visa Inc requesting for details of credit cards used by Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley.
The anti-graft agency alleged that the cards it recovered from the artiste may have been used for identity theft and credit card fraud.
According to Punch, the EFCC wrote Mastercard and Visa on Monday, May 13, 2019, three days after the music star was arrested.
The letter titled ‘Investigation Activities’ was signed by Dein Whyte, the Zonal Head, EFCC, Lagos. It reads in part
“The commission is investigating a case of identity theft and electronic cards-related fraud in which the listed card information were recovered during investigation.”
The first card with number 4921819410257431 was issued by Lloyds Bank Plc and bears the name Timea Fedorne Tatar.
While the second card with number 4539782440624281 was issued by Barclays Bank Plc and bears the name Nicole Louise Maylon, and the third card with number 4757147207869807, issued by Santander UK Plc bears the name Sharon Broad.
Marley who was arrested on May 10 was granted bail on May 30 by the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos. The matter has been adjourned to October 23.