The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has witnessed against the ‘Am I yahoo boy’ music crooner Naira Marley

over alleged Internet fraud charges levelled against him.

Following his arrest in May 2019, the singers trial resumed on Tuesday, October 26 at the Federal High Court, Lagos.

The anti-graft agency had arraigned the artiste Naira Marley on 11 charges bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit cards and fraud.

On Tuesday, a prosecution witness and mobile forensic expert with the EFCC, Mr Anosike Augustine testified factually against the singer.

Anosike displayed before the Federal High Court, Lagos, virtual projection of a Compact Disc (CD) with 51,933 pages analysis of the iPhone of Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley.

It reveals that about 2,410 short messages were analysed from the iPhone of the defendant.

The witness also read out different credit card numbers and OTP codes extracted from

the iPhone of the defendant on different dates and times.


Apparently, the commission alleged that Fashola and his accomplices conspired to use different Bank credit cards to defraud their victims.

It alleged that the defendant used a bank credit card issued to another person,

in a bid to obtain fraudulent financial gains.

The alleged offence contravenes the provisions of sections 1 23 (1) (b), 27 (1) and 33(9)

of the Cyber Crime (Prohibition) Prevention Act, 2015.

After testifying, the prosecutor informed the court that all the analysed messages were contained in a Compact

Disc (CD) but that the prosecution had only printed out those portions which were material to its case.


The prosecutor asked to play the CD.

The defence counseI, Olalekan Ojo did not object.

However, Justice Oweibo adjourned the trial until November 30, December 13 and December 14.

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