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Friday, May 17, 2019

Breaking News: #EFCC Files 11 Charges Against #NairaMarley, And Likely To Face 7 years Jail Terms

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 #NairaMarley, 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 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 N5,000,000,00 fine 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 #NairaMarley, 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 #NairaMarley, 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

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