Alleged Fraud: Watch chronicles scream material of 2410 messages analysed in Naira Marley’s iPhone


The alleged fraud trial of the Nigerian song star, Azeez Fashola, popularly in most cases known as Naira Marley, continued on Tuesday at a Federal Excessive Court docket in Lagos.

The rest listening to modified into once on July 13 ahead of the establish, Nicholas Oweibo, adjourned the case due to of the court docket’s annual vacation, which started on July 26 and ended on September 17 (53 days).

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Financial and Financial Crimes Rate (EFCC) arrested Naira Marley, Zlatan, four others in Would possibly per chance well additionally 2019 in reference to an alleged case of web fraud and money laundering.

The controversial artiste modified into once arraigned on Would possibly per chance well additionally 20, 2019, but pleaded now not responsible and modified into once granted bail.

The anti-graft company, EFCC, alleged that some of the credit score playing cards chanced on in his attach of abode bore the names Nicole Louise Malyon and Timea Fedorne Tatar.

Court docket complaints

The 2d prosecution leer, who started his testimony rapidly ahead of the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, continued his proof on Tuesday.

The court docket modified into once knowledgeable that a full of 2410 messages modified into once analysed from the controversial singer’s phone.

A 2d prosecution leer, Augustine Anosike, narrated how the messages to boot to diversified bank card numbers were extracted from the singer’s phone.

Led in proof by the prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo, who examined him on Existing F, the leer first confirmed to the court docket that the talked about Existing F modified into once a conclusion of his diagnosis of the defendant’s iPhone.

He told the court docket that the system analysed is an iPhone X model 10.6, Model A 1901, with number 07427343432 and an email:

The leer also gave the IMEL sequence of the phone as : 35304509527532 to boot to the SIM ICCID number as 8923420035948359826.

In line with him, an iPhone is a worldly system able to storing a colossal volume of recordsdata, adding that it’s the sim card that in most cases identifies users of applications fancy WhatsApp.

He, on the opposite hand, told the court docket that so a long way as a host has already been registered with a explicit WhatsApp fable, it matters less if the sort of person leaves the nation.

The leer mighty that there are instances where a WhatsApp application can tranquil be weak despite the indisputable truth that the registered sim card is now not inserted in the phone, adding that the chatting app weak in the analysed system modified into once WhatsApp.


He told the court docket that from the iPhone analysed, they chanced on a full of 977 Brief Message Service (SMS) and 1433 chat messages, adding that there were also seven pending region update messages.

The leer told the court docket that on November 26, 2018, there modified into once an outgoing message registered at about 3.32 p.m. with a bank card number 5264711020433662.

He talked about that this message modified into once despatched to 1 Yadd.

In line with him, on December 11, 2018, there modified into once an incoming message to the defendant’s system which be taught: ” Your One Time Passcode (OTP) to confirm your cell number is 248716; wasn’t you, please call us on 63450808500″

He talked about that on the identical day, it modified into once chanced on that one more message modified into once despatched at 5.06 p.m. by one Hiya Bayi, to a recipient with the name Rupture, adding that the scream material of the text modified into once one more bank card number 42658840359132.

He gave the numbers of the sender and recipient as 447426343432 and 447365280441 respectively.

The leer told the court docket that the incoming message reflected at 6.18 p.m. showed ” No longer recognised”.

In line with him, diversified messages obtained on the identical date include: ” due to strive in 20 minutes,”

He told the court docket that on December 12, 2018 at 10.16 p.m, there modified into once an incoming message which be taught “Tried and it modified into once unsuccessful; clear you are now not rinsing it out then giving it to me to strive,”

The leer also be taught out a plethora of diversified bank card numbers despatched on diversified dates and times, to boot to OTP codes despatched.

After his testimony, the prosecutor then knowledgeable the court docket that the total analysed texts were fully contained in a Compact Disc (CD) but that the prosecution had simplest printed out these portions that were self-discipline material to its case.

He then sought the idea of the court docket and defence, if the prosecution modified into once at liberty to bring a projector for the reason of taking part in the CD in the launch court docket, in portray to fully discharge its burden.

This application modified into once allowed by the court docket and likewise now not adverse by defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo (SAN).

Mr Oweibo consequently adjourned the case unless October 27, for projection of the CD.


In line with the EFCC, the defendant committed the offences on diversified dates between November 26, 2018, and December 11, 2018, to boot to Would possibly per chance well additionally 10, 2019.

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The rate alleged that Fashola and his accomplices conspired to employ diversified Access Financial institution ATM playing cards to defraud their victims.

It alleged that the defendant weak a bank bank card issued to 1 more person, in a notify to assemble faux monetary beneficial properties.

The EFCC also talked about that the defendant possessed untrue credit score playing cards belonging to diversified other folk, with intent to defraud which amounted to theft.

The alleged offences contravene the provisions of Sections 1 23 (1) (b), 27 (1), and 33(9) of the Cyber Crime (Prohibition) Prevention Act, 2015.

In 2020, the singer and his supervisor, Seyi Awonuga, were arraigned and sentenced by the Lagos police for violating the interstate scoot ban for the length of the COVID-19 scoot restriction.

The 2 accused contributors pleaded responsible to the fee and were awarded a sexy of one N100,000 every by the magistrate.

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