Naira Marley remanded in prison
21 May 2019 | 8:44 am
Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola (a.k.a Naira Marley) on Monday pleaded not guilty an 11-count charge bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit credit cards and fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged the musician before a Federal High Court in Lagos.
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