[News] Its a sad moment for the music industry as Naira Marley is to bag 7 years in prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission has preferred 11 charges
bordering on fraud against upcoming
musician, Azeez Fashola , aka Naira Marley ,
for alleged credit card fraud.
The musician effectively risks seven years in jail if found guilty, as Section 33 (2) which he was accused of breaching, reads: “Any person who uses: a counterfeit access
device; an unauthorised access device; an access device issued to another person; resulting in a loss or gain commits an
offence and shall be liable on conviction to
imprisonment for a term of not more than seven years or a fine of not more than N5,000,000.00 and forfeiture of the advantage or value derived from his act.
The charges with suit number FHC/
L/178C/19 were filed before a Lagos State High Court.
Some of the credit cards, according to the EFCC, bore the names- Nicole Louise Malyon, and Timea Fedorne Tatar. The alleged crimes were in contravention of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act and
the Cyber Crimes Act.
The charges read in part, “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and
Raze (still at large), on or about the 11th
day of December 2018, within the
jurisdiction of this honourable court,
conspired amongst yourselves to use
access card 42658840359191132 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 Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015 and punishable under Section 33(2)
of the Same Act. “That you, Azeez
Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Raze (still at large), on or about the 10th
day of May 2019, within the jurisdiction of
this honourable court, with intent to defraud possessed counterfeit card
4921819410257431 issued to Timea
FedorneTatar and you thereby committed
an offence contrary to and punishable
under Section 33(9) of Cyber Crimes
(Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015.”
The artiste has been enmeshed in
controversy in the last one month following his decision to openly support online fraud commonly called ‘Yahoo Yahoo’. He was arrested last Friday along with four others including his bosom friend, Zlatan Ibile

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