Naira Marley Risks 7 Years in Jail As EFCC Slaps Him With 11-Count Charge Including Credit Card Fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commision, EFCC has slammed 11 count charges against Nigerian singer Naira Marley.
The charges bothers on fraud for alleged credit card theft after his arrest on 10th of May. According to the anti-graft agency, Naira Marley had in his possession, some credit cards details with the names - Nicole Louise Malyon and Timea Fedorne Tatar.
The charges, with suit number FHC/L/178C/19, were filed, today, before a Lagos State High Court and according to the agency, the singer, Zlatan and the three other suspects arrested will risk 7 years in jail.
The alleged crimes were against the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act and the Cyber Crimes Act which are highly punishable by law.
The charges he's being charged for 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 honourable 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 offence 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 offence contrary to and punishable under Section 33(9) of Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015.”
The management of the ‘Issa goal’ singer had released a statement earlier today stating that Naira Marley’s human right is being violated for being arrested.