The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has preferred 11 charges bordering on fraud against the embattled musician, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, for alleged credit card fraud.
The charges with suit number, FHC/L/178C/19 were filed before a Lagos State High Court on Thursday.
Some of the credit cards, according to the EFCC, bore the names 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 charges 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 honorable court, with intent to defraud possessed, counterfeit card 4921819410257431 issued to Timea Fedorne Tatar and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 33(9) of Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015.”
The musician risks seven years in jail if found guilty, as Section 33 (2) which he was accused of breaching, 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
Meanwhile, his management company, Cash Ellz Entz, also has released a statement demanding his freedom.
The outfit released the statement on Thursday.
Naira Marley, who is controversial for repeatedly praising internet fraudsters, popularly called Yahoo boys, in his songs and on social media, has been detained by the EFCC for nearly a week.
He was arrested in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering.
EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, earlier confirmed that Naira Marley would be charged to court because “There is overwhelming evidence against him.”
But the musician’s management has said the EFCC was using the ‘Issa Goal’ singer as “a scapegoat for cybercrime in the nation.”
“The items found on Naira Marley does not belong to him. Items retrieved were borrowed so he can upload music, videos, and record while visiting Nigeria.
“Naira Marley does not practice fraud and does not facilitate it,” it said.
The singer splits his time between London and Lagos.
They also added that their artiste was innocent and only guilty of “Freedom of Speech.”
His arrest followed an early morning raid at 9, Gbangbola Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos.
At the point of arrest, the commission said it found and recovered a number of items, including laptops from the suspects.
The commission said Naira Marley has so far volunteered useful information about his involvement in the alleged criminal activities, even as investigations continue.
Evicted Saskay Says She Feels Relieved Leaving Big Brother House, Mute on JayPaul
Tsakute Jonah, popularly known as Saskay, has been evicted from the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality television show.
The 22-year-old was the second housemate to be evicted at the live eviction show on Sunday, in addition to Yousef.
Saskay is the second richest housemate in the Season 6 of the reality TV show with a total of N5m winnings, following Liquorose who holds the number one spot, having won N5.3m so far.
The bulk of her earnings in the house comes from the N1.55m grand prize won as she emerged as the first position in one of the arena games sponsored by Piggyvest.
Prior to joining the show, the ex-housemate was a model.
Speaking to the host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Saskay expressed relief at leaving the house.
She said, “I was a little tired of the whole reality TV show thing. Though I knew what I was signing up for, but it is not enough knowing; experiencing it is a whole different thing.”
When asked about her plans after leaving the BBNaija house, she said, “First I would focus on is my lip gloss brand, followed by my retirement homes plan. Those are my major plans for now.”
BBN 6: I’ll Marry Angel If…, Says Sammie
Ex-BBNaija 2021 Shine Ya Eye housemate, Sammie has revealed his intention to marry female housemate, Angel if things go well after the show.
While speaking on Fun Buzz show on Naijaloaded TV, Sammie revealed that he is attracted to Angel and he is open to a serious relationship with her once she comes out of the BBNaija house.
Sammie who is now pursuing his career in film making now also talked about how the show has helped him gather lots of fan base to grow his film-making brand.
While motivating young Nigerians to dream big, Sammie spoke about how he learned script writing, screenwriting on YouTube and how he started movie making in Zaria before he got called up for big brother.
No doubt, Sammie’s story before and after Big Brother Naija is a huge motivation for young Nigerians with passion to succeed.
You Don’t Need to Beat a Woman to Punish Her, Just Do These Three Things
No matter how much a man and a woman love themselves, there is still a possibility of having misunderstandings.
In fact, what keeps most relationships and marriages together is the ability to settle problems not really because there are no problems.
Women are very dramatic creatures, if you’re not creatively smart as a guy, they can make you move mad to the extent that you’d want to tear them slap. Yes! Women can be that annoying and provocative.
In today’s world, only weak and dumb men hit their women. Instead of beating a woman, there are other ways you can punish her and it will even get to her more than using violence.
Below Are The Ways You Can Punish You Woman Without Hitting Her:-
1. Taking Away Your Attention
Firstly, what is attention, being attentive is simply our way to show our partner we care and make them feel important and special, when a man doesn’t create time for their woman it hurts them.
If you’re not been caring to them anymore, or you stop giving them attention all of a sudden.
These things hurt most women and in most cases, they are the ones who will do everything to get your attention back.
2. Deny Her Some Things
This is one of the ways you can punish a woman. Denying her certain things that you normally give her for her own benefit will make her realize her mistakes.
You can decide not to give her money to do her own hair or to buy cloth, depending on what she asked you or what you normally do for her.
This is not saying that you should deny your responsibility as a man. Ensure you provide food for the family and every other thing you are expected to do as a married man.
3. Deny Her Intimacy
In any relationship, intimacy is what keeps the relationship alive. Denying your woman intimacy is another way of letting your woman know what she did was wrong.
If she really wants to be intimate with you, she will apologize and you guys will have apology sex.
These methods are more preferable when you want to punish a woman that offended you. Domestic violence is a crime against womanhood and humanity.
Don’t lay your hands on a woman when you have problems, instead use any of these methods.
Aside from all these, the best way of settling a misunderstanding is through discussion.
If your woman does something that you don’t like, sit her down and tell her what she did you don’t like it instead of you laying your hands on her.