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Anti-graft Agency, EFCC Displays 51,933 Pages Of Suspicious Contents On Singer, Naira Marley’s iPhone



The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee on Wednesday, displayed earlier than a Federal Excessive Courtroom in Lagos, a digital projection of a Compact Disc with 51,933 pages evaluation of the iPhone of widespread Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley.
The EFCC projected the digital, by way of its second witness, Mr Augustine Anosike, a forensic analyst.


Anosike was nonetheless main items of proof within the trial of the defendant.
Naira Marley is presently dealing with eleven counts bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit bank cards, and fraud.
The Nigerian singer was charged by anti-graft company on Might 14, 2019.
He was nonetheless consequently, arraigned on Might 20, 2019, earlier than Justice Nicholas Oweibo.
Naira Marley had pleaded not responsible to all the fees levelled towards him.
He was then granted bail accordingly within the sum of two million naira, with two sureties in like sum.
The trial had since commenced within the case and the second prosecution witness who started his testimony shortly earlier than the lockdown in 2020 following the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, continued his proof on Wednesday.
The witness, who resumed his testimony on Tuesday, additionally concluded his proof after the digital show.
The Prosecution Counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, had advised the court docket over the last sitting that the prosecution solely printed out onerous copies of related parts of the exhibit, which it thought-about key to its case.
He had knowledgeable the court docket {that a} full model of the overall evaluation was contained in a compact disc.
The printed copies of the exhibit is nonetheless, labelled ‘exhibit F’ whereas the CD containing full evaluation is ‘exhibit F1’.
Punch stories that the court docket had granted prosecution go away to show the CD in a projector, to be able to discharge its burden of proof as required by legislation.
Additionally on the final adjourned date, the witness had narrated, how completely different textual content messages and chats containing bank card particulars, have been exchanged between the Naira Marley and one other recipient recognized as Yadd.
On the resumption of the trial on Wednesday, the witness reiterated once more parts of his earlier testimonies of October 26.
He additionally indicated the visible spots of these testimonies, on the display screen of the projected CD.
As an example, the witness confirmed visible shows of the bank card numbers, chats, in addition to incoming and outgoing brief message companies, which have been analysed from the defendant’s iPhone.
The witness usually recognized the “message trafficking” between the numbers +447426343432 and +447548061528.
On the entire, he advised the court docket that the CD contained a complete of 51,933 pages of the evaluation performed on the defendant machine.
After the CD was displayed for about 45 minutes, the prosecutor then requested the witness to substantiate if reveals A and D, have been very important components of his evaluation, and he replied within the affirmative.
However the defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo (SAN), throughout a cross-examination, first sought go away of court docket to use for a variation of its order and prayed the court docket to take custody of the iPhone of the defendant who had been within the custody of the prosecution.
He said that the Federal Excessive Courtroom is properly able to protecting the reveals in its custody, including that it will additionally create ease for the defence to use for the reveals if wanted.
The court docket due to this fact, famous the requests.
The defence requested, “As an skilled operative, are you conscious that it’s attainable for an individual apart from the proprietor of a cellphone to have entry to the usage of that cellphone?”
The witness replied, “That may solely be attainable the place the proprietor grants entry.”
When the witness was requested who equipped him with the password to the iPhone, he advised the court docket that the defendant offered the password to the investigating operatives who consequently, transmitted the identical to him for his evaluation.
The EFCC had alleged that Naira Marley and his accomplices conspired to make use of completely different Entry Financial institution ATM playing cards to defraud their victims.
It additionally alleged that the defendant used a financial institution bank card issued to a different particular person, in a bid to acquire fraudulent monetary features.
The EFCC additionally stated that the defendant possessed counterfeit bank cards belonging to completely different individuals, with intent to defraud which amounted to theft. The alleged offence contravenes the provisions of sections 1 23 (1) (b), 27 (1) and 33(9) of Cyber Crime (Prohibition) Prevention Act, 2015.


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