Naira Marley Counters EFCC Over Phone Content Evidence

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Nigerian Hip-hop artist, Naira Marley, has opposed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s attempt to tender in evidence of a Digital Versatile Disc which contains the analysis of the content of his mobile phone.

The  had attempted to tender the DVD last Friday before the Federal High Court in Lagos where Naira Marley is being tried for alleged credit card fraud.

Augustine Anosike, A forensic analyst with the EFCC had told Justice Nicholas Oweibo that he carried out an analysis of the content of the mobile phone recovered from Naira Marley during the investigation.

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The prosecuting counsel for the EFCC, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, also applied that the DVD be admitted as an exhibit in evidence against Naira Marley but counsel for the musician, Mr. Olalekan Ojo (SAN), raised an objection, saying that the prosecution failed to lay a proper foundation for the tendering of the DVD.

He also said the application by the EFCC for the admissibility of the DVD fell short of the provisions of Section 98 of the Evidence Act.

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The prosecutor, however, insisted that the conditions requisite for the admissibility of the DVD had been met.

Justice Oweibo adjourned till April 13 for the ruling.

Naira Marley is facing 11 counts bordering on credit card fraud.


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