Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, appeared before the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday for an alleged credit card fraud.
He was arraigned on 11-counts charge by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He pleaded not guilty before Justice Nicolas Oweibo.
The judge adjourned until May 30 for hearing of his bail application.
Contrary to the report and video circulating on social media on his release, Justice Oweibo yesterday ordered that the musician be remanded in prison custody until his bail application is determined.
As we speak, he risks seven years in jail if found guilty in accordance with Section 33 (2) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015.
The charge, numbered FHC/L/178C/19 was filed last Wednesday.
Some of the credit cards, according to the EFCC, bore Nicole Louise Malyon, and Timea Fedorne Tatar.
The alleged crimes were in contravention of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act and the Cyber Crimes Act.
The charge 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.