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Court issues production warrant against Naira Marley amid ongoing EFCC investigation

Regarding an ongoing EFCC investigation, a high court in Lagos has issued a production warrant against singer Naira Marley.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) announced today, Friday, October 6, 2023, that a high court in Lagos had granted their request for a production warrant, ordering Naira Marley, who is currently being held by the police on 11-count charges related to conspiracy and credit card fraud, to appear in court.

The statement read, “Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Friday, October 5, 2023, issued a production warrant against Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley. Naira Marley is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on 11-count charges bordering on conspiracy and credit card fraud.At the resumed sitting on Friday, counsel to the defendant, Olalekan Ojo, SAN informed the court that the defendant was unavoidably absent from court owing to his being detained by the Police for interrogation in respect of the murder of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, also known as Mohbad. Ojo, therefore, prayed the court for an adjournment of the trial.Responding, prosecution counsel, Bilkisu Buhari, however, prayed the court to issue a production warrant against the defendant to ensure his presence in court on the next adjourned date. Justice Oweibo granted the prayers of the prosecution counsel and issued a production warrant against the defendant.The judge further adjourned the matter till October 30, 2023 for continuation of trial.”

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