The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has pressed an eleven (11) count charge against an upcoming musician, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley for alleged credit card fraud.
According to a statement issued by the anti-graft agency on Thursday, some of the credit card found with the singer bore the names- Nicole Louise Malyon, and Timea Fedorne Tatar an offence that is liable to seven years in prison.
Section 33 (2) which he was accused of breaching, reads: “Any person who uses: a counterfeit access device; an unauthorized access device; an access device issued to another person; resulting in a loss or gain commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term of not more than seven years or a fine of not more than N5, 000,000.00 and forfeiture of the advantage or value derived from his act.
In the charges with suit number FHC/L/178C/19 filed before a Lagos State High Court, EFCC said that the alleged crimes were in contravention of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act and the Cyber Crimes Act.
The charges read in part, “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Raze (still at large), on or about the 11th day of December 2018, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired amongst yourselves to use access card 42658840359191132 issued to persons other than you in a bid to obtain gain and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27(1)(b) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015 and punishable under Section 33(2) of the Same Act. “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Raze (still at large), on or about the 10th day of May 2019, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud possessed counterfeit card 4921819410257431 issued to Timea FedorneTatar and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 33(9) of Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015.”
Naira Marley’s arrest last Friday followed his open support for online fraud commonly called ‘Yahoo Yahoo’.