The Ikoyi Federal High Court, Lagos State, on Wednesday admitted more evidence against Azeez Fashola, a popular musician also known as Naira Marley.
Naira Marley has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for crimes involving conspiracy and credit card fraud.
He pleaded “not guilty” to the 11 counts filed against him.
The EFCC on 28 February 2020, through its second witness, Augustine Anosike, had attempted to make an offer in index evidence with information, analysis and extraction from the defendant’s iPhone.
Defense adviser Olalekan Ojo, SAN had objected to his acceptance, and prosecutors opposed him.
In his decision, Justice Nicholas Oweibo dismissed the complaint, saying that “the disc and the inspection report contain some of the content extracted from the iPhone already admitted as evidence ”.
Prosecution counsel Bilikisu Buhari subsequently informed the Court that the prosecution was ready to proceed with the case as the witness was in court to proceed with his evidence.
The case was adjourned after an appeal by one of the defense lawyers, Akinwale Kole-Taiwo.
Kole-Taiwo appealed to the Court for a delay because, “the chief adviser, Ojo, was in Edo for another case”.
Following the appeal, Justice Oweibo was adjourned until March 8 and 11, 2021 to “continue hearing”.