The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has revealed extra proof towards Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly referred to as Naira Marley, as his trial resumed at a Lagos Excessive Courtroom on Tuesday.
Naira Marley was arraigned by the EFCC on Could 20, 2019 on 11 counts bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit bank cards and fraud, to which he pleaded not responsible.
The cost with go well with quantity FHC/L/178C/19 was filed earlier than a Lagos State Excessive Courtroom.
Among the bank cards, in line with the EFCC, bore the names- Nicole Louise Malyon, and Timea Fedorne Tatar.
The alleged crime contravenes the Cash Laundering (Prohibition) Act and the Cyber Crimes Act.
The second prosecution witness, Augustine Anosike, a forensic professional with the EFCC advised Justice Nicholas Oweibo how a number of bank card numbers have been extracted whereas analysing the contents of a complete of two,410 messages discovered within the defendant’s cell phone, Politics Nigeria studies.
On the sitting, Augustine, who continued his examination in chief, advised the courtroom that Exhibit F was a conclusion of his evaluation of the defendant’s iPhone X model 10.6, mannequin A 1901, with quantity 07427343432 and an e mail, [email protected]
He additionally gave the IMEL variety of the iPhone as: 35304509527532 in addition to the SIM ICCID quantity as 8923420035948359826.
Led in proof by the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, he additionally advised the courtroom that “Apple iPhone is a complicated gadget able to storing a big quantity of data.
“It’s the SIM card that mainly identifies customers of purposes like WhatsApp. It, due to this fact, implies that so long as a quantity has already been registered with a specific WhatsApp account, it issues much less if such a consumer leaves the nation.
“There are instances the place a WhatsApp software can nonetheless be used although the registered SIM card will not be inserted within the telephone. The chatting app used within the analysed gadget was WhatsApp.
“A complete of 977 Quick Message Service (SMS) and 1433 chat messages have been found.
“We additionally found seven pending standing replace messages. On November 26, 2018, there was an outgoing message registered about 3.32 pm, with a bank card quantity 5264711020433662.
“This message was despatched to 1 Yadd. On December 11, 2018, there was an incoming message to the defendant’s gadget which learn: ‘Your One Time Passcode (OTP) to confirm your cellular quantity is 248716; wasn’t you, please name us on 63450808500.’”
In keeping with him, one other message was despatched at 5.06 pm by one Hiya Bayi to a recipient with the identify Raze on the identical say.
The content material of the message, he advised the courtroom, was one other bank card quantity 42658840359132.
“The variety of the sender is +447426343432, whereas that of the receiver is +447365280441.
“The incoming message mirrored at 6.18 pm confirmed ‘Not acknowledged’.
“Different messages acquired on the identical date embody: ‘attributable to strive in 20 minutes,’” he added.
The prosecution witness, whereas giving additional proof, advised the courtroom that there was an incoming message which learn: “Tried and it was unsuccessful; positive you aren’t rinsing it out then giving it to me to strive.”
This was mentioned to have been acquired on December 12, 2018, at 10.16 pm.
The second prosecution witness additionally revealed a number of bank card numbers despatched on totally different dates and occasions in addition to OTP codes despatched discovered within the defendant’s telephone.
All of the analysed texts have been absolutely contained in a Compact Disc (CD), the prosecution counsel advised the courtroom. He famous that the prosecution had solely printed out these parts it thought-about materials to its case.
Nonetheless, he requested each the courtroom and the defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo, SAN, if the prosecution may carry a projector to play the CD within the open courtroom or not, which was granted by Justice Oweibo.
The matter was adjourned to October 27, 2021, for the prosecution to play the CD on a projector, as Ojo didn’t elevate any objection to the request by the prosecution.
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