It seems the law is about to take its full course on rapper, Naira Marley, as he might be making music from a cell in future.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has slammed the upcoming musician, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, with 11 charges bordering on fraud for alleged credit card fraud, popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo.
The musician would serve 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.”
According to a released statement from the EFCC, some of the credit cards found on him bore the names, Nicole Louise Malyon, and Timea Fedorne Tatar.
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.”
Many see these charges as a huge milestone in the history of Nigerian crime fighting, as the musician who felt he was above the law is finally having a time out with justice. But some still feel that the rapper might walk freely soon, as this might all be for nothing when someone eventually pays for his freedom.
Do you think Naira Marley would be charged to court and serve jail time?