Today’s proceedings in the trial of musician Naira Marley for alleged credit card fraud was abruptly cut short as a quarrel ensued among lawyers over space to sit in the small courtroom. The trial judge, Justice Nicholas Oweibo, was forced to adjourn the case till the eleventh and twelfth of December in the heat of arguments among lawyers.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC had on Wednesday, tendered as exhibit before a Federal High Court Lagos, an IPhone and Laptop belonging to Marley. The Popular “Is a goal” singer was arraigned on May 20 before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, but he denied the charges.
When trial resumed on Wednesday, an investigator with the EFCC, Mr Nuru Buhari, said that an analysis of Marley’s laptop showed that he frequented top five most-visited websites which dealt in buying and selling stolen credit cards. The witness told the court that his team also found a file which contained “stolen credit card information with special status that allows transaction up to 12,000 dollars without a pin or physical card.