Equity Nicholas I. Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, May 30, 2019, conceded safeguard to a Nigerian artiste, Azeez Fashola, otherwise called Naira Marley, in the total 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-check 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 locale of this respectable court, plotted among yourself to utilize Access card no : 5264711020433662 issued to people other than you in an offer to acquire addition and you in this manner perpetrated an offense in spite of Section 27(1) (b) of the Cybercrime Prohibition, Prevention and so on 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 authority.
At the last sitting, advice to the respondent, Taiwo Oluwa Ore-Agba, had approached the court for a date to hear the safeguard application for benefit his customer.
Subsequently, Justice Oweibo had dismissed the case to May 30, 2019(today) for becoming aware of the safeguard application.
At the present sitting, guidance to the litigant, 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.”
Be that as it may, insight to the arraignment, Rotimi Oyedepo, restricted the safeguard application and encouraged the court to deny the litigant safeguard.
“This offense identifies with the utilization of digital violations and it is a period bomb on the off chance that it isn’t quickly 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 allowed the respondent safeguard in the aggregate of N2, 000,000.00 (Two Million Naira) with two sureties in like total.
One of the sureties must be a government employee on Grade Level 10, while the other must possess a landed property inside the locale of the court.
The Judge additionally coordinated the EFCC to confirm the status of every one of the sureties.
The case was deferred to October 22, 23 and 24, 2019 for initiation of preliminary.
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