Naira Marley tackles EFCC in content for use of phone content as evidence

Nigerian artiste, Azeez Fashola, known as Naira Marley, on Friday opposed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) move to tender in evidence a Digital Versatile Disc said to contain the analysis of the content of his mobile phone.

The EFCC attempted to tender the DVD last Friday before the Federal High Court in Lagos where Naira Marley is being tried for alleged credit card fraud.

A forensic analyst with the EFCC, Augustine Anosike, had told Justice Nicholas Oweibo that he carried out an analysis of the content of the mobile phone recovered from Naira Marley during investigation.

Anosike told the judge that the result of the analysis was burnt into a DVD, with copies made.

However, counsel for the musician, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN), objected to such move, contending that the prosecution failed to lay proper foundation for the tendering of the DVD.

He said the application by the EFCC for the admissibility of the DVD fell short of the provisions of Section 98 of the Evidence Act.

But the prosecutor insisted that the conditions requisite for the admissibility of the DVD had been met.

Justice Oweibo adjourned till April 13 for ruling.



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