Nigerian artist, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley has been remanded in prison by the order of a Federal High Court in Lagos.
Naira Marley appeared in the court wearing a white T shirt and a pair of jeans. His lawyer was however absent at the court.
Justice Nicholas Oweibo on Monday ordered his remand after his arraignment before the court on 11 counts of alleged credit card fraud.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had filed the charge against him on Tuesday, May 14.
One of the counts reads: “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Yad Isril (still at large), on or about the 26th day of November, 2018, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, conspired amongst yourself to use Access card no : 5264711020433662 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 Cybercrime Prohibition, Prevention etc Act 2015 and punishable under Section 33(2) of the same Act.“
The singer plead ‘Not Guilty’, and has been remanded to the prison system until May 30, 2019 by the court when his bail application will also be heard.
On May 10, 2019, Naira Marley, born Afeez Fashola was arrested by the EFCC alongside men now identified as rapper, Zlatan Ibile, Rahman Jago, Guccy Branch and an another unknown person. Five days later, Zlatan Ibile, and three others were released.