Can Naira Marley get out of this trap?
Written by Academic Forum Anchor
Published on 6/1/2019 12:08:23 PM
Azeez Fashola, a.k.a Naira Marley, was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on May 10th, 2019 at somewhere around Lekki, Lagos State. He was arrested for Cybercrime and Identity Theft
10 days after his arrest, Naira Marley was arraigned and remanded in custody till May 30th, 2019 when he was granted bail in the like sum of N2 million.
EFCC is willing to tender evidence and witnesses from Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), Visa inc and MasterCard inc who will be tendering transaction statements of accounts that may prove the accused wrong.
According to Nigeria Constitution Section 33 (2) of the EFCC Act (2010) as amended, which Naira Marley was accused of contravening reads, “Any person who uses: a counterfeit access device; an unauthorised access device; an access device issued to another person; resulting in a loss or gain commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term of not more than seven years or a fine of not more than N5,000,000.00 and forfeiture of the advantage or value derived from his act.” Averagely studying the case, had it being Naira Marley was trapped, can he get out of this trap?