Popular Nigerian Musician Naira Marley’s trial adjourned for 78 days


A Federal High Court in Lagos Tuesday adjourned the trial of a popular musician, Azeez Fashola, a.k.a Naira Marley till February 16, 2021, or 78 days.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo fixed the date following the absence of an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, Mr Augustine Anosike, which stalled the resumption of Marley’s trial for alleged cybercrime. Anosike, a forensic analyst, is testifying as a second prosecution witness in the case.

Marley, who was arrested by the EFCC  on May 14, 2019, has been standing trial on an 11-count charge bothering on the offence. According to the EFCC, the defendant committed the offences on different dates between November 26, 2018, and December 11, 2018, as well as May 10, 2019.

The EFCC claimed that some of the credit cards discovered in Marley’s residence bore the fictitious names Nicole Louise Malyon and Timea Fedorne Tatar. These, the agency alleged, were used in furtherance of internet scams.