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BBN Exclusive: Naira Marley likely to get bail today

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BBN Exclusive: Naira Marley likely to get bail today

Naira Marley was initially arrested alongside music act, Zlatan and three others who have earlier been granted bail by the EFCC

As you read this, controversial music act Azeez Fashola better known as Naira Marley is being taken to court where his bail hearing will be coming up.

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BlackBox Nigeria has however gathered that the ‘Am I a Yahoo boy’ crooner will likely be granted bail by the trial judge today. It has also been observed that all hands are on deck by his legal team to ensure that the bail condition is met as soon as it is stated.

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Naira Marley during his first appearance in court

A lawyer who spoke to BlackBox Nigeria but doesn’t want his name mentioned revealed that the internet fraud charges against Naira Marley although quite serious was actually a bailable offence. He however added that the bail conditions might however be very stringent depending on the fight put up by EFCC’s prosecution lawyers.
Naira Marley is facing an 11-count charge bordering on credit card fraud.

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Another lawyer, Jide Abiodun also agreed that he will likely get bail based on the current charges.

“Yes he probably will. Bail is always at the discretion of the court. The offense is a bailable offence and so there should be no cause for alarm,” Barrister Abiodun told BlackBox Nigeria.
He however believes Naira Marley might not be able to go home today even if he gets granted bail by the court.

Naira Marley’s constant attack on individuals who opposed ‘yahoo yahoo’ initially made him a suspect long before he was arrested

According to Barr. Abiodun, “What might prevent him from going home today is the likely conditions of bail. When a Defendant has been granted bail by the court upon and premised on some conditions to be fulfilled, not until those conditions are fulfilled, he would still remain in custody. His International passport is likely to be siezed pending the determination of the charge against him, and might be released to him whenever he requests same through a proper application to court in case of emergency or necessity.”

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He also gave a case study to back up his legal opinion…
“Under the Nigeria Law, bail is a right of an accused person. An accused person is not usually denied bail, except where the offence is a capital offence. Bolakale vs. State (2002) 1 NWLR (Pt.962) page 507.” Per NDUKWE-ANYANWU, J.C.A. (P.5, Paras.F-G).”

BlackBox Nigeria will bring you all the details…

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