high court in Lagos has issued a production warrant against singer Naira Marley in regards to an ongoing investigation by the EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an official statement shared today, Friday, October 6, 2023, announced that a high court in Lagos has granted their request for a production warrant that mandates Naira Marley to appear in court while in the custody of the police as he is being prosecuted by the commission on 11-count charges bordering on conspiracy and credit card fraud.
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.”