Nigerian singer Naira Marley Appears In Court Looking Subdued, Mother Bursts Into Tears On Seeing Hi
Nigerian Musician, Naira Marley, who was arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrived the Federal High Court In Ikoyi for the commencement of proceedings against him filed by the EFCC.
Naira Marley was arrested in connection with advance fee fraud polpularly called 'yahoo yahoo'.
Azeez Fashola, Nigerian musician better known as Naira Marley was on Tuesday arraigned at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos.
He is being charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on his alleged involvement with advance fee fraud. The musician who is wearing a white tee shirt and black trousers looked subdued as he was led into the dock. Mild drama ensued when his mother on sighting him burst into uncontrollable tears while family members who accompanied her tried to pacify her. The proceeding was however stood down upon commencement due to the absence of the defence team. One of the defence counsels for Naira Marley, Taiwo Oreagba is currently on ground.
Naira Marley pleaded not guilty, case adjourned till 30th of May for bail application
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Naira Marley's mother, pictured, during her son's appearance in court today
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My view: I think people should calm down and wait for EFCC to produce the evidence against him. Nobody should support anyone involved with Yahoo, because so many people have committed suicide because of what the heartless Yahoo boys are doing daily online. People work hard for their money and if anyone commits fraud against innocent people online, the person should face the full weight of the law, irrespective of their status. It is also baffling that EFCC accused former president Goodluck Jonathan's wife Patience Jonathan and refused to take her to court for public view just like they are currently treating Naira Maley. I hope they disgrace and treat all the Nigerian politicians and former presidents that have looted the country dry, the same way they are now dealing with this young man. Naira Marley shouldn't have encouraged cyber-crime, encouraging cyber-fraud, is a crime.