Naira Marley to appear in court Tuesday for trial on 11 charges

Controversial Nigerian musician Naira Marley is set to appear before the Lagos High Court on Tuesday, October 22, for the commencement of his trial relating to cyber fraud.

Marley was arrested on May 10, 2019, alongside rapper, Zlatan Ibile, Rahman Jago, Guccy Branch and one other by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

While the rest were released, the ‘Soapy’ crooner was arraigned in court 10 days after and was slapped with 11-count charge bordering on alleged credit card fraud and money laundering.

Naira Marley was granted N2 million bail on May 30, with two sureties in like sum as Justice Nicholas Onweibo adjourned the case to October 22, 23 and 24 for accelerated hearing.

He however remained in custody for two more weeks until he fulfilled his bail conditions.

The charges with suit number FHC/L/178C/19 were filed by the EFCC against the rapper in contravention of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act and the Cyber Crimes Act.

If found guilty, Marley is likely to spend seven years behind bars.

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