According to a report by Punch Metro, 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.

DON'T MISS

I know when I meet the right man – Linda Osifo

Being in a relationship can be quite a pleasant experience especially when it’s with the right person who reciprocates the same level of affection, and while many has been lucky, others have found it...

Qatar in talks to buy Leeds United: report

The Qatari group that owns French champions Paris Saint-Germain is bidding to buy a controlling stake in English Championship club Leeds United, according to a Financial Times report on Saturday. Newport County’s duo of...

If Jonathan had listen to me, PDP would have been in power – Wabara

ABA –  Former Senate President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees, BOT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Adolphus Wabara, has said that the party would not have lost the 2015 presidential...

FG’s Social Investment hasn’t worked well in the North – Mrs Buhari

Buhari , Aisha vote at the Governorship and State Assembly Elections at Kofar Baru Polling Unit 003 in Daura Katsina State on 9th Mar 2019 The President’s wife stated this at an interactive programme...

Nigeria’s problem not policy formulation but implementation — Obasanjo

Ibadan – Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has identified policy implementation and not formulation as a major problem hindering Nigeria’s growth and development. Former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo Obasanjo made his thoughts known in Ibadan...

PSquare : Peter Okoye to sue show organiser in Angola

Abuja – Peter Okoye a.k.a. Mr P of the defunct Psquare has threatened to sue a show promoter for using his photo to sell his twin brother’s show in Angola. Peter ‘Psquare’ Okoye Pub...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here