Naira Marley’s iPhone contains multiple credit card numbers – EFCC
The trial of Nigerian music sensation Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, was resumed on Tuesday, October 26 at the Federal High Court in Lagos, on 11 accusations including conspiracy, possession of counterfeit cards, and fraud.
The anti-graft bureau had charged Naira Marley, the singer of the hit song “Am I a Yahoo Boy,” in the Federal High Court of Lagos.
The crimes were conducted between November 26, 2018 and December 11, 2018, as well as on May 10, 2019, according to the agency.
The EFCC said that Naira Marley and his associates colluded to scam their victims by using various ATM cards.
The EFCC also claimed that the defendant had and utilized fake credit cards belonging to several people with the goal to defraud others.
After the prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo, led in a second prosecution witness, Anosike Augustine, a mobile forensic expert with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in evidence, the court heard his testimony on Tuesday, October 26.
Anosike stated that around 2,410 brief messages were analyzed from the defendant’s iPhone, as well as that various credit card details were taken from the iPhone.
The Apple iPhone, according to the witness, is a sophisticated device capable of storing a vast amount of data, and the sim card is what essentially identifies users of apps like WhatsApp.
The witness’ iPhone included 977 SMS and 1,433 chat messages, as well as seven pending status update messages, according to the witness.
The witness also read out several credit card numbers, texts, and OTP codes transmitted from the iPhone on various days and times.
The prosecutor informed the court after his evidence that all of the analyzed texts were contained on a Compact Disc (CD), but that the prosecution had only printed out the portions that were relevant to its case.
The prosecutor then requested the court if he might play the CD, which defense counsel, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Olalekan Ojo, did not object to.
The case has been postponed till tomorrow, October 27th, by Justice Nicholas Oweibo.