The court postpones Naira Marley's trial for online fraud until November 13.

The court postpones Naira Marley's trial for online fraud until November 13.
The Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, postponed the trial of Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, for suspected online fraud on Monday, November 13, 2023.

Naira Marley's trial was postponed by Judge Nicholas Oweibo because the Police had not shown up to the court to continue their investigation.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) put Naira Marley on trial for 11 counts that include credit card fraud and conspiracy.

Olalekan Ojo (SAN), the defendant's attorney, told the court during the last session on October 6, 2023, that the defendant was unable to appear in court.

Ojo stated that Naira Marley's arrest by the Police for questioning on the death of his previous signee, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, was the reason for this.

For this reason, Ojo had asked the court to postpone the Marlian Records owner's trial.

In response, Bilkisu Buhari, the prosecution's attorney, asked the judge to issue a production warrant for the defendant.

According to Buhari, this was done to make sure Naira Marley would be in court on the following postponed date.

Following hearing from both sides, Justice Oweibo granted the prosecution's requests and issued a production warrant for the defendant.

Additionally, the judge postponed the trial to Monday, October 30, 2023.

Nevertheless, Naira Marley, the defendant, was not in court on Monday.

Buhari informed the court that despite the production warrant being served to the police by the prosecution, the defendant had not been brought into the courtroom.

Consequently, she begged the court for an extension so that she could follow up with the Police and have the defendant produced.

In order to allow the trial to continue, the judge postponed the case until November 13 and 30, 2023.

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