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Court postpones Naira Marley’s trial

The case between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and rapper Naira Marley is yet from over following recent reports.

According to reports, Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has set a fresh date for Naira Marley, to continue his trial.

EFCC made this known in a fresh update shared on their official Instagram page.

According to the post, Justice Nicholas Oweibo of a Federal High Court in Lagos delayed the alleged internet fraud trial to October 5 (85 days) on Monday, July 12, 2021.

At the resumption of proceedings, the EFCC’s attorney, Bilkisu Buhari, informed the judge that the second prosecution witness, Anosike, would be cross-examined.

She asked the court to summon the witness so that the hearing could be continued.

Naira Marley

However, defence counsel Akinwale Kola-Taiwo requested a short date for the continuation of the trial on the grounds that “the matter is for mention today and not continuation as disclosed by the prosecution.”

Justice Oweibo granted the defense’s request and adjourned the case until October 5, 6, and 7, 2021.

The lengthy adjournment is due to the court’s annual vacation, which begins on July 26 and concludes on September 17. (53 days).

Naira Marley was arraigned in 2019 on an 11-count charge of credit card fraud filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to which he pleaded guilty.

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