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Court Admits Expert Analysis Of Naira Marley’s Phone In Internet Fraud Trial

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has admitted in evidence a compact disc (CD) containing expert analysis of the contents of an iPhone allegedly found in the possession of the NIgerian hip-hop singer Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley.

The preciding judge, Justice Nicolas Oweibo admitted the CD tendered in evidence by second prosecution witness Anosike Augustine, on the ground, among others, that the iPhone itself had already been admitted in evidence.

Naira Marley who was arraigned on May 20, 2019, pleaded not guilty and is out on bail is undergoing trial on money laundering and internet fraud-related charges pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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The trial has since commenced with the court adjourning proceedings till Thursday for ruling on whether to admit more evidence against the ‘Am I a Yahoo boy’ and ‘Soapy’ crooner, as prayed by the EFCC.

Naira Marley, through his counsel, Olalekan Ojo, SAN, had opposed the anti-graft agency.

Giving his ruling , Justice Oweibo said, “l consider the CD to be admissible in view of the nature of this case. Accordingly it is hereby admitted in evidence and marked Exhibit F.”

Justice Oweibo thereafter adjourned the case till March 8 and 11 for continuation of trial.

The EFCC has in the charge alleged, among others, that some of the credit cards discovered in Naira Marley’s residence bore the fictitious names Nicole Louise Malyon and Timea Fedorne Tatar.

These, it indicated, were used in furtherance of internet scams.

Hence, the commission said the offences contravened the Money Laundering (Prohibition) and the Cybercrimes Acts.

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BREAKING: Funke Akindele’s Husband Ends Marriage With Actress

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BREAKING: Funke Akindele's Husband Ends Marriage With Actress

By John Michael Ojo
Barely 48hours after the Lagos State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party,  PDP announced Funke Akindele as a potential running mate to its governorship candidate in the forthcoming general elections in the state,  the actress’s husband Abdul Bello  who is also a movie producer and former singer has announced the dissolution of his marriage to Akindele.

JJC Skills as he is fondly called also alleged that the marriage which was seen by many  as perfect has been going through challenges for the past two years

He also revealed that the actress and a mother of two asked him to leave her house and has refused any form of amicable communication with him.

JJC Skills who disclosed this through his Instagram account, added that the once perceived beautiful union is now beyond repairs and at the time of making the announcement he is looking at how they can co-parent with ease and manage their joint business.

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“Dear friends and family I need to let you know that Funke and I have separated. While it lasted we shared a lot of things together and have created 2 beautiful children. The last two years have been extremely difficult. The last two years have been extremely difficult for us. I know I have tried my best  to fix things but I believe it is beyond repair now.

“3 months ago and at Funkes insistence. I moved out of the house and apart from AMVCA have not been able to get Funke to sit down in an amicable matter to discuss the future of our relationship.

“I’m making this announcement so that the public is clear that we both are pursuing separate lives.

“We still have issues that need to be addressed such as custody and wellbeing of our children which is paramount as well as business interest which need to be disentangled but I have no doubt that these will be resolved one way or the other,” he wrote.

 

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Funke Akindele Tops As PDP Nominates Five Deputy Governors

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Funke Akindele Tops As PDP Nominates Five Deputy Governors

By John Michael Ojo
Multiple award-winning Nollywood actress and entrepreneur, Funke Akindele better known as Jenifa in the home series ‘Jenifa’s diary’, has been named among the five candidates shortlisted by the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a potential running mate to Alhaji Abdulaziz Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor by the main opposition party

Others on the  list are former governorship Aspirants, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and David Kolawole Vaughan known as DAKOVA, former Senatorial candidate for Lagos East, Yeye Shobajo and Engr. Teslim Balogun.

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Funke’s nomination is coming days after a  colleague Tonto Dikeh was nominated by the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, Mr. Tonte Ibraye as his running  mate in Rivers State.

 

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Cha Cha Eke’s Husband Speaks Over Alleged Abuse Of Wife

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Cha Cha Eke's Husband Speaks Over Alleged Abuse

By John Michael Ojo
Austin Faani, the husband to estranged Nollywood actress, Cha Cha Eke-Faani has denied claims made by the actress that he abused her.

Cha Cha while announcing her divorce from her husband yesterday, alleged that she was leaving the marriage as a result of domestic violence which she has been experiencing over a period of time now.

The mother of three,  also revealed that she had reported the matter to the appropriate authorities with evidence in case she goes missing while living her life.

But Faani while responding to the allegations on Wednesday through his Instagram page, said he had never raised his hand on any woman, including his wife as he is not a violent man.

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He maintained that the truth will be revealed in due course as darkness can never overshadow the light.

He wrote “I’m not a violent person. I detest violence in any form. I have never raised my hand on any woman in my life, including my wife.”

“Everyone close to this case knows the absolute truth, and it’s not in my place to divulge it.

“The one person who started the talk will, in due time, continue to talk. Let light lead.”

 

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