The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday, July 15, presented more evidence against singer Azeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley, in his ongoing trail.
The singer who appeared before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, is standing trial on an 11-count charge bordering on credit card fr@ud brought against him by the anti-graft agency.
At the resumed trial on Friday, Justice Oweibo delivered a short ruling in which he dismissed the defence’s objection. According to him, “It is the duty of the law enforcement agency or police, charging 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. I do not agree that the prosecution has declared the defendant guilty.”
The judge thereafter adjourned the trial till September 26.