Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly referred to as Naira Marley will be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday.
The spokesman of the commission, Mr. Tony Orilade, made this known just as an 11-count charge bordering on alleged credit card fraud has been preferred against him.
If found guilty, Naira Marley risks seven years in jail in accordance with Section 33 (2) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015.
The suit was filed against him before a Lagos State High Court on Wednesday.
The charge charges against him read in part: “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Raze (still at large), on or about the 11th day of December 2018, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired amongst yourselves to use Access card 42658840359191132 issued to persons other than you in a bid to obtain gain and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27(1)(b) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015 and punishable under Section 33(2) of the Same Act.
“That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Raze (still at large), on or about the 10th day of May 2019, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud possessed counterfeit card 4921819410257431 issued to Timea FedorneTatar and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 33(9) of Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015.”
Naira Marley was arrested alongside another musician, Zlatan Ibile who was released on Wednesday.
Naira Marley was recently involved in controversy over his support for Yahoo Yahoo, a term used for advance fee fraud.