The Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has presented more evidence against singer Naira Marley as his trial on continued on, July 15, 2022.
The First Time American crooner stood before Justice I. Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos with a prosecuting witness, Dein Whyte.
Naira Marley is standing trial on an 11-count charge bordering on credit card fraud brought against him by the EFCC.
According to the antigraft agency, the more evidence laid on him, was that some electronic tools Naira Marley used for accessing compromised credit card information was found on the laptop of the defendant.
A statement by the anti-graft agency read, “At the last sitting on June 9, 2022, the defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo SAN, had objected to the witness’s opinion on the forensic evidence linking the defendant to credit card fraud.
“He had argued that only the court could make pronouncements on the defendant’s culpability, not an investigator.
“At the resumed trial today, Justice Oweibo delivered a short ruling in which he dismissed the defence’s objection;
“It is the duty of the law enforcement agency or police, to charge a person to court to investigate if the defendant committed the crime or not. The investigator must be able to link the defendant to the commission of the crime.
“The prosecutor must have made up his mind as to the involvement of the defendant before bringing the case to court. I do not agree that the prosecution has declared the defendant guilty,” the judge ruled.
His case was adjourned till September 26.
, an operative of the EFCC continuing his evidence even as the court dismissed the defendant’s objection to the forensic evidence earlier presented by the witness.