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EFCC links Naira Marley with Visa card fraud

A cybercrimes expert, Whyte Dein, told the Federal High Court in Lagos that a forensic investigation by his team links hip-hop singer, Azeez Fashola a.k.a. Naira Marley, with Visa card fraud.

Mr Dein, a Chief Detective Officer and Head of the Cybercrime Section of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was testifying before Justice Nicholas Oweibo in Naira Marley’s trial for alleged cybercrime offenses.

The witness was led in evidence by EFCC prosecutor Rotimi Oyedepo.

According to the EFCC, Naira Marley committed the offenses on different dates between November 26, 2018, and December 11, 2018, as well as May 10, 2019.

The EFCC alleged that some of the credit cards discovered in the defendant’s residence bore the fictitious names Nicole Louise Malyon and Timea Fedorne Tatar.

These, the agency alleged, were used in furtherance of internet scams.

Marley, who sang the hit songs ‘Soapy’ and ‘Am I a Yahoo Boy?’, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment on May 20, 2019, and is out on bail.

Writing by Tina Oyinsan