Today, Thursday, May 30, Justice Nicholas I. Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, conceded safeguard to a Nigerian artiste, Azeez Fashola, otherwise called Naira Marley, in the entirety of N2,000,000.00( Two Million Naira).
Marley was summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on May 20, 2019 on a 11-tally charge verging on digital wrongdoing.
One of the tallies peruses: “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, otherwise known as Naira Marley, and Yad Isril (still everywhere), approximately the 26th day of November, 2018, inside the ward of this decent court, contrived among yourself to utilize Access card no : 5264711020433662 issued to people other than you in an offer to get increase and you along these lines carried out an offense in opposition to Section 27(1) (b) of the Cybercrime Prohibition, Prevention and so forth Act 2015 and culpable under Section 33(2) of a similar Act.”
He argued not blameworthy to the charges favored against him and was remanded in jail care. At the last sitting, guidance to the respondent, Taiwo Oluwa Ore-Agba, had approached the court for a date to hear the safeguard application for benefit his customer. Thusly, Justice Oweibo had suspended the case to May 30, 2019(today) for knowing about the safeguard application.
At the present sitting, advice to the respondent, Olalekan Ojo, SAN, embraced the safeguard application under the steady gaze of the court and encouraged the court to practice its optional capacity to concede his customer safeguard in the most liberal terms, saying “the offense under the watchful eye of the court is a bailable one.”
Notwithstanding, guidance to the indictment, Rotimi Oyedepo, contradicted the safeguard application and asked the court to decline the respondent safeguard.
“This offense identifies with the utilization of digital wrongdoings and it is a period bomb on the off chance that it isn’t speedily tended to. It won’t just influence our today, yet additionally put our tomorrow in risk and the picture of the nation,” he further contended.
In his decision, Justice Nicholas Oweibo conceded the litigant safeguard in the aggregate of N2, 000,000.00(Two Million Naira) with two sureties in like entirety.
One of the sureties must be a government worker on Grade Level 10, while the other must claim a landed property inside the locale of the court. The Judge additionally coordinated the EFCC to check the status of every one of the sureties.
The case was dismissed to October 22, 23 and 24, 2019 for beginning of preliminary.