Nigerian singer, Afeez Adeshina Fashola also known as Naira Marley’s alleged fraud case has been adjourned for three months.
Recall that the singer was arrested by the Economic ND Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2019 for alleged internet fraud.
However, Justice Nicholas Oweibo of a Federal High Court in Lagos on July 12, 2021 adjourned the case till October 5, 2021 to continue with the trial.
At the resumption of proceedings, counsel to the EFCC, Bilkisu Buhari, informed the judge that the matter was slated for cross-examination of the second prosecution witness.
She prayed the court to invite the witness for the continuation of the hearing.
However, the defence counsel Akinwale Kola-Taiwo, prayed the court for a short date for the continuation of trial on the grounds that “the matter is for mention today and not continuation as disclosed by the prosecution.”
Granting his prayer, Justice Oweibo adjourned the case till October 5, 6 and 7 for continuation of trial.
The long adjournment is in view of the court’s annual vacation, which begins on July 26 and ends on September 17.