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Second EFCC Witness Testifies Against Naira Marley In Cyber Fraud Case

A file photograph of Naira Marley.

 

 

The trial of music artiste, Azeez Fashola, popularly generally known as Naira Marley, on 11 counts of conspiracy, possession of counterfeit playing cards and fraud, continued on Thursday with the testimony of the second prosecution witness, Anosike Augustine.

Mr Augustine, a cellular forensic professional with the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) informed Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Lagos how he analysed the contents of an iPhone 11 allegedly retrieved from Naira Marley throughout investigation.

He mentioned after extracting and analysing the info on the telephone, he produced a report of his findings.

The EFCC subsequently moved to tender in proof the report which was mentioned to be over 30 pages lengthy.

Counsel to Naira Marley, Olalekan Ojo, nonetheless, objected to the tendering of the doc.

Ojo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, argued that it was not a part of the paperwork front-loaded to the defence group and he was unaware of its contents.

Following the EFCC’s insistence that the doc had been front-loaded, Justice Oweibo adjourned till Friday to permit the events kind out and reconcile whether or not the report was front-loaded or not.

Earlier than the testimony of the second witness, the EFCC had referred to as one other of its forensic professional, Nuru Buhari.

Mr Buhari, who testified as the primary prosecution witness informed Justice Oweibo that numerous stolen bank card info had been retrieved from the musician’s laptop computer.

Other than the stolen bank card info, web site go to historical past recovered from the system confirmed that the highest 5 most visited websites handled shopping for and promoting stolen bank card info.

The witness additionally knowledgeable the courtroom that suspicious apps that had been principally utilized by individuals with shady offers on the web had been discovered on the laptop computer.

He mentioned an evaluation of the administrator account on the laptop computer revealed that the admin was one Naira Marley and the account was related to his iCloud account.

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