Naira Marley

A federal high court sitting in Ikoyi, on Thursday granted a fast rising musician, Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley a 2million naira bail.

You will recalled that Naira Marley was nabbed by an anti graft agency, EFCC for alleged of internet fraud.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo who presided over the bail hearing on Thursday afternoon granted the musician in the sum of two million naira and two sureties.

This was after he listened to the arguments of defence and prosecution counsel.

At the resumed bail application, Naira Marley’ counsel, Olalekan Ojo apologised for his absence at the initial arraignment on May 20 due to heavy down pour.

Mr Ojo urged the court to accept the bail application based on the presumption of his innocence in accordance with section 162(1)

He also pleaded that a liberal approach is taken in hearing the bail application.

The prosecution counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo however argued that it is not the temporary release of the singer that mattered but the final judgement.

He there urged the court to grant accelerated hearing rather than bail.

The trial has been adjourned to October 22, 23, and 24 for accelerated hearing.


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