The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday displayed before the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos a virtual projection of one compact disc containing 51,933 pages of analysis of messages on the iPhone of Afeez Fashola, a singer popularly known as Naira Marley
EFCC projected the compact through their second witness, Augustine Anosike a forensic analyst.
The prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo, had told the court during the previous day that it was ready to showcase the messages obtained from the singer’s phone to back up its case of alleged fraud against him.
He said the full version of the total analysis is inside a CD, labelled as exhibit F1.
The court granted the persecutor leave to display the CD via a Projector to show proof according to the law.
WHAT IS INSIDE THE COMPACT DISC LABELED AS EXHIBIT F1?
During the last hearing on October 26th, the witness narrates how different text messages and credit card details were allegedly contained between the singer and another recipient, identified simply as Yadd.
When the trial continued again on Wednesday, 27 October, the witness re-testified what he earlier said and showed virtual spots of these testimonies via the projected CD.
It showed a virtual display of the credit cards numbers, chats, including incoming and outgoing SMS.
The witness typically identified the “Message Trafficking” between the singer and the other recipient.
After much question and answer between the defence counsel and the witness, the case has been adjourned by Justice Oweibo to November 30, December 13 and 14 respectively.
WHAT IS NAIRA MARLEY ACCUSED OF?
The popular singer is facing an 11 count-charge, which includes conspiracy, possession of counterfeit credit cards and fraud.
The EFCC slammed Naira Marley these charges on May 14, 2019.
According to the EFCC, he committed these offences on different dates. From Nov 26, 2016, to May 10, 2019.
The anti-graft alleged that the singer and his accomplice used different Access bank ATM cards to defraud their victims.
The EFFC also claimed that Naira Marley used counterfeit credit cards which belongs to people with dubious plans to defraud, thereby amounting to theft.
The alleged offence goes against the provision of section 1 23 (1) (b), 27 (1) and 33 (9) of the Cybercrime (prohibition) prevention act 2015.
In May 2019, Naira Marley was dragged to court before justice Nicholas Oweibo, but he pleaded ‘not guilty’.