In a significant legal development, a judge of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has issued a production warrant against the controversial Nigerian singer and record label boss, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley. This development comes in the wake of recent events that led to the ‘Marlian Boss’ being remanded in prison over his alleged involvement in the death of his former signee, Mohbad.
Naira Marley is facing 11-count charges, primarily related to conspiracy and credit card fraud, as brought forth by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC released a statement via its official handle, providing insights into the legal proceedings.
During a recent court session, Naira Marley’s counsel, Olalekan Ojo, SAN, informed the court about the singer’s absence. Ojo explained that the defendant could not attend court due to his detention by the Police, who were interrogating him concerning the death of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, also known as Mohbad. Consequently, Ojo requested an adjournment of the trial.
In response to Ojo’s request for an adjournment, the prosecution counsel, Bilkisu Buhari, urged the court to issue a production warrant against Naira Marley, ensuring his presence in court on the next hearing. Justice Nicholas Oweibo, presiding over the case, granted the prosecution counsel’s request and issued a production warrant against the defendant. The judge subsequently adjourned the matter to October 30, 2023, to continue the trial.
This latest legal development further complicates Naira Marley’s legal situation, as he faces multiple charges and investigations stemming from different cases, including the alleged involvement in Mohbad’s death and the ongoing trial related to conspiracy and credit card fraud.
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