Court Summons Naira Marley To Appear For Alleged Cybercrime-related Offences

Naira Marley has been summoned by the Federal High Court in Lagos to resume his trial for alleged cybercrime-related offences.

The court order was issued by Justice Nicholas Oweibo and requires Naira Marley to be produced in court.

The controversial artist arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday following a police invitation, which was in connection with the death of his estranged one-time label signee, Oladimeji Aloba.

The next day, a Sabo, Yaba, Chief Magistrate’s Court granted the police an order to detain him in their custody for 21 days.

But the detention meant he could not honour his court date for the resumption of his already four-year prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged economic crime.

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When the case resumed yesterday before Justice Oweibo, the defendant was absent. The singer’s counsel, Mr. Olalekan Ojo (SAN), informed the judge that Naira Marley was in police custody in connection with Mohbad’s death.

He prayed the court to issue a production warrant for the defendant so that he could be produced in court on the next adjourned day.

The EFCC counsel confirmed the state of affairs, adding that efforts were underway to ensure his attendance on the next date.

Consequently, Justice Oweibo issued the warrant and adjourned till October 30, 2023, for the continuation of the trial.


Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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