A production warrant has been issued against Naira Marley for conspiracy and fraud
Despite being a suspect in Mohbad’s death, a Federal High Court issued a production order for Nigerian musician Naira Marley on an 11-count conspiracy and credit card fraud allegation.
A production warrant is a temporary judicial order that directs the accused or defendant to appear in court and answer accusations.
The EFCC had summoned the “Am I a Yahoo Boy” singer before the Federal High Court in Lagos on May 20, 2019, where he filed a not guilty plea.
Following that, the court granted him bail, setting the sum at two million naira and required two sureties to post an equivalent amount as surety.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently prosecuting Naira Marley on an 11-count conspiracy and credit card fraud charge.
According to a statement issued by the agency via the X platform, the artist was invited to continue his sitting but was unable to go due to his involvement in the death of his ex-signee, Mohbad.
The statement is as follows:
“Internet Fraud: A Court Orders Naira Marley’s Production”
On Friday, October 5, 2023, Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, issued a production order against Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola, commonly known as Naira Marley.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, or EFCC, is prosecuting Naira Marley on 11 counts of conspiracy and credit card fraud.
At the resumed sitting on Friday, the defendant’s lawyer, Olalekan Ojo, SAN, informed the court that the defendant was unable to attend due to his detention by the Police for questioning in connection with the murder of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, also known as Mohbad.
Ojo, therefore, prayed the court for an adjournment of the trial.
Responding, prosecution counsel, Bilkisu Buhari, however, prayed the court to issue a production warrant against the defendant to ensure his presence in court on the next adjourned date.
Justice Oweibo granted the prayers of the prosecution counsel and issued a production warrant against the defendant.
The judge further adjourned the matter till October 30, 2023 for continuation of trial.”
Internet Fraud: Court Issues Production Warrant against Naira Marley
Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Friday, October 5, 2023, issued a production warrant against Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley.
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) October 6, 2023