Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State, on Monday, adjourned the continuation of trial within the case of Afeez Fashola, popularly often called Naira Marley, until October 5, 2021.
The artiste was arraigned in 2019 on 11 counts of bank card fraud most popular towards him by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, to which he pleaded not responsible.
A press release by the anti-graft company’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, revealed that because the graduation of his trial, the prosecution had referred to as two witnesses and forensic consultants, Nuru Dalhatu and Augustine Anosike, who revealed to the courtroom how the defendant allegedly regularly visited websites the place stolen bank cards had been bought to fraudsters, in addition to different proof recovered from the defendant’s cellular gadget.
The assertion learn partially, “On the resumed sitting immediately (Monday), the prosecution counsel, Bilkisu Buhari, knowledgeable the courtroom that the matter was slated for cross-examination of the second prosecution witness, Anosike, and likewise urged the courtroom to name on the witness for the continuation of the listening to.
“Nonetheless, counsel for the defendant, Akinwale Kola-Taiwo, requested the courtroom for a brief date on the grounds that the matter was for point out and never continuation as disclosed by the prosecution.
“Justice Oweibo granted the prayer of the defence and adjourned the matter until October 5, 6 and seven for continuation of trial.”
In one other growth, Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of the Excessive Court docket sitting in Benin Metropolis, Edo State, has sentenced two Web fraudsters to jail.
A press release by the EFCC’s spokesman, Uuwjaren, stated the convicts, Ehigiator Kennedy and Idoko Onakpa, had been arraigned on costs of impersonation, opposite to and punishable below Part 484 of the Felony Code Cap. 48 Legal guidelines of Bendel State of Nigeria (as relevant in Edo State) 1976.
The cost towards Onakpa learn, “That you simply, Idoko Enape Onakpa (alias Mathew Lawrence), between seventh September 2012 and ninth October 2012, inside the jurisdiction of this honourable courtroom, did with intent to defraud one Harvath Alexanda and Anete Losberga (white women) of their hard-earned cash, falsely represented your self to be a citizen of the USA of America, however residing in UK, by sending fraudulent/scammed emails and footage in your Yahoo mail account [email protected] to them via the Web, which footage and id you claimed to be your self, thereby committing an offence.”
The defendants pleaded responsible to the costs.
The prosecution counsel, Isa Agwai, prayed the courtroom to convict and sentence them accordingly.
Ikponwonba sentenced Onakpa to a few years’ imprisonment with an possibility of N500,000 superb, whereas Kennedy bagged 12 months’ imprisonment or a superb of N200,000. ,,
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