Augustine Anosike, a forensic skilled with the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) within the case of Afeez Fashola popularly often called Naira Marley, testified on Tuesday.
The second prosecution witness (PW2) appeared earlier than Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Anosike narrated how some bank card numbers have been extracted whereas analyzing the contents of a complete of two,410 messages discovered within the defendant’s telephone.
Naira Marley was arraigned by the EFCC on Could 20, 2019, on an 11-count cost bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit bank cards and fraud. He pleaded not responsible.
Anosike instructed 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]
The detective gave the IMEI variety of the iPhone as: 35304509527532 in addition to the SIM ICCID quantity as 8923420035948359826.
He instructed prosecution counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, that the Apple iPhone is a classy system able to storing a big quantity of knowledge.
“It’s the SIM card that principally identifies customers of functions like WhatsApp. It means so long as a quantity has already been registered with a specific WhatsApp account, it issues much less if such a person leaves the nation.”
Anosike defined there are instances the place a WhatsApp software can nonetheless be used regardless that the registered SIM card shouldn’t be inserted within the telephone.
“The chatting app used within the analysed system 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 p.m., with a bank card quantity 5264711020433662.
“This message was despatched to at least one Yadd. On December 11, 2018, there was an incoming message to the defendant’s system which learn: “Your One Time Passcode (OTP) to confirm your cell quantity is 248716; wasn’t you, please name us on 63450808500.”
Anosike disclosed that one other message was despatched at 5.06pm by one Hiya Bayi to a recipient with the title Raze on the identical say.
“The content material 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 6.18p.m. confirmed “Not acknowledged”. Different messages acquired on the identical date embody:” because of attempt in 20 minutes,” he added.
The EFCC witness knowledgeable the courtroom that one other incoming message on December 12, 2018 at 10.16pm learn: “Tried and it was unsuccessful; positive you aren’t rinsing it out then giving it to me to attempt.”
Anosike confirmed that every one analysed texts have been contained in a Compact Disc (CD); that the prosecution solely printed out these parts it thought-about materials to its case.
The skilled requested the courtroom and the defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo (SAN) if the prosecution might carry a projector to play the CD within the open courtroom.
Justice Oweibo granted his prayer; Ojo didn’t increase an objection to the request.
The matter was adjourned to October 27, 2021, for the prosecution to play the CD on a projector.
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