A Federal High Court in Lagos will today 22nd October begin the trial of popular Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley, facing fraud charges, PM news reports.
The anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had preferred an 11-count charge against the musician bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit cards, and fraud.
The “Jo Soapy” crooner, was arraigned on May 20 before Justice Nicholas Oweibo but denied the charges. Following a bail application by defence counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo, (SAN), the court had granted Fashola bail in the sum of N2 million with sureties in like sum.
The court read all the eleven count charges before Naira Marley, which he pleads not guilty to all of them.
On Thursday, 30th of May, he was granted bail for the sum of two million Naira.