The trial of controversial singer, Naira Marley, who was charged with alleged cybercrime, has stalled as a result of absence of the decide meant to provide a verdict within the Federal Excessive Courtroom sitting in Lagos State.
The court docket scheduled to sit down on Monday, November 13, for the trial, failed as a result of the the trial decide, Justice Nicholas Owiebo, reportedly attended a judges’ convention.
The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee is prosecuting Azeez Fashola, popularly generally known as Naira Marley on fees bordering on cybercrime since Might 14, 2019.
Fashola was consequently arraigned on Might 20, 2019, earlier than Justice Nicholas Oweibo, however he pleaded not responsible.
The court docket had, accordingly, granted him bail within the sum of N2 million, with two sureties in like sum.
The trial has since commenced within the case and continues to be ongoing.
Justice Oweibo had issued a warrant for the manufacturing of the defendant following his absence from the trial on October 6.
Oweibo’s order adopted an utility for a manufacturing warrant by the prosecution, Mrs Bilikisu Buhari.
On the final adjourned date on October 30, defence counsel, Mr. Olalekan Ojo (SAN) had knowledgeable the court docket that the defendant was nonetheless clearly absent from court docket regardless of the court docket’s order for his manufacturing.
The court docket had, consequently, adjourned the case till November 13 and 30 for the continuation of the trial.