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Alleged Cyber Fraud: Several credit card numbers extracted from Naira Marley’s iPhone

Alleged Cyber Fraud: Several credit card numbers extracted from Naira Marley’s iPhone

The trial of Nigerian music star, Azeez Fashola, popularly often known as Naira Marley, on 11 prices bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit playing cards and fraud, resumed on Tuesday, October 26 on the Federal High Court, Lagos.

The anti-graft company had arraigned the artiste Naira Marley, who sang the favored tune: “Am I a Yahoo Boy”, earlier than the Federal High Court, Lagos.

The company stated the offences have been dedicated on totally different dates between November 26, 2018, and December 11, 2018, in addition to May 10, 2019.

The EFCC alleged that Naira Marley and his accomplices conspired to make use of totally different  ATM playing cards to defraud their victims.

The EFCC additionally stated that the defendant possessed and used counterfeit bank cards belonging to totally different individuals, with intent to defraud others.


On Tuesday, October 26, the court docket listened to the testimony of a second prosecution witness, Anosike Augustine, a cellular forensic knowledgeable with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after he was led in proof by the prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo.


Anosike revealed how about 2,410 quick messages have been analysed from the iPhone of the defendant whereas additionally stating that totally different bank card numbers have been extracted from the iPhone.

According to the witness, the Apple iPhone is a complicated gadget able to storing a big quantity of knowledge, including that it’s the sim card that mainly identifies customers of functions resembling WhatsApp.

The witness stated 977 Short Message Service (SMS) and 1,433 chat messages, have been found within the witness’ iPhone whereas including that there have been additionally seven pending standing replace messages.

The witness additionally learn out some bank card numbers and messages despatched from the iPhone on totally different dates and occasions, in addition to OTP codes despatched.


After his testimony, the prosecutor knowledgeable the court docket that every one the analysed messages have been contained in a Compact Disc (CD) however that the prosecution had solely printed out these parts which have been materials to its case.

The prosecutor then requested the court docket if he might play the CD, which was not objected by defence counsel, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Olalekan Ojo .


Justice Nicholas Oweibo, adjourned until tomorrow, October 27, for the CD to be performed.



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