Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered that up-and-coming artiste Azeez Fashola, who goes by the stage name Naira Marley, be remanded in the prison.
The judge made the remand order on Monday morning shortly after Naira Marley was arraigned on 11 counts bordering on credit card fraud.
Naira Marley pleaded not guilty to the cyber fraud charges pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The judge adjourned till May 30 to take the bail application filed by the defence counsel, Taiwo Oreagba, on behalf of her client.
Following the court order, Naira Marley was led into the holding cell on the court premises by prison officials accompanied by policemen and EFCC officials.
At the court were the singer’s relatives, including his mother, who looked distraught.
The mother looked on as her son was led away by security. But she was later permitted into the holding cell where Naira Marley was held temporarily before being taken to Ikoyi Prison.
In the charges against him, the EFCC alleged that Naira Marley conspired with Yad Isril and Raze, said to be at large, to use access cards, with numbers 5264711020433662 and 42658840359191132, “issued to persons other than you in a bid to obtain gain.”
The EFCC also alleged that Naira Marley was on May 10, 2019 found in possession of two counterfeit access cards Nos. 4539782440624281 and 492189410257431 issued in the names of Nicole Louise Malyon and Timea Fedorne Tatar, respectively.
The anti-graft agency said the artiste retained the two cards and another one with number 5264711020433662, issued to an unknown person “under circumstances which constitute card theft.”
The prosecuting counsel for the EFCC, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that Naira Marley acted contrary to Section 27 (1)(b) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act 2015.
He said the musician was liable to be punished under sections 33(9) and 34 of the same Act.
Curvy Lady Proposes to Give Her ‘Thing’ to Wizkid
An unidentified curvy Nigerian lady, has taken to social media to profess her unwavering love for award winning singer, Wizkid.
According to her, she had always crushed on the father of three even as a secondary school student, adding that she wasn’t paid to speak good of the singer, but it was necessary for her to express her feelings.
In a video that was shared on Instagram the lady while flaunting her curves, stated that she was ready to give the “Ojuelegba” crooner her butt.
In her words:“I don’t know what he did to me, but I just like him. I have been liking Wizkid since way back when I was in secondary school.
“I don’t mind giving that to Wizkid”. she said as turned to she show off her butt.
I’m Tired of Making money, Davido Brags Again
Popular Nigerian artiste and DMW boss, Davido has stated that he is tired of making money.
Davido said this, while on a boat cruise with his friends. The video has gone viral on social media, as Nigerians slam him for always bragging.
In the video, Davido is heard saying he is celebrating because he is rich and young, while bragging about how successful he is.
COVID-19: Organisers Plan to Hold The Experience 2020 Via Virtual
The 2020 edition of The Experience, an all-night gospel concert, will hold strictly online, says the organisers of the programme which has become a favourite annual event for gospel music lovers.
Now in its 15th year, the annual event hosted by the Senior Pastor of House On The Rock, Paul Adefarasin, showcases multi-talented and dynamic gospel artistes from different parts of the world.
The past 14 editions were held at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos and each gathering averaged an attendance of over 500,000 people, making it arguably the largest gospel concert in the world.
But the organisers of the programme announced this week that the event will not hold at the expansive space in the Tafawa Balewa Square, a decision taken to maintain physical distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“The Experience 15 (Global Edition), is scheduled to hold on Friday, 11th December, 2020 virtually, livestreamed around the world, serving as a platform to unify the global Church and establish God’s Kingdom here on earth,” the organisers wrote on the event website.
“Yes, we had the last 14 editions together mainly in one place, yet now we are not apart, we are still in this together as we go global with the #TE15G. There are no barriers and nothing can stop us, our God deserves our praise all the way, and He will have it,” @TheExperienceLG tweeted.
This year’s concert will showcase artistic musical performances, goodwill messages and intercessory prayers by internationally recognised artistes including Don Moen, Tope Alabi, William MCDowell, Tasha Cobbs, amongst others.