The internet has been abuzz with news for the past few days following the arrest of Naira Marley in connection to fraud.
The singer was arraigned before a Federal High Court in Ikoyi on an 11 count charge bordering on fraud and just yesterday Kemi Olunloyo revealed that veteran rapper Ruggedman is the one who snitched on Naira Marley.
Celebrities have since taken to social media to react to all of this with one of them being Tee Billz the ex-husband of singer Tiwa Savage.
While Tee Billz sympathized with Naira Marley, he took out time to slam Ruggemdna in the process.
In his words;
Teebillz has shared his opinion on the travails of Naira Marley who has been remanded in EFCC custody till May 30th pending his bail application.
‘may the grace of God be sufficient for the needs of this talented young man during his trials. We all make mistakes and my personal take is that most of this young guys don’t know better and I feel it’s our obligation as the older ones to put them right instead of just calling them out on social media for unnecessary validation!
OG Rugged Man I hope you can do that shit privately next time sir! I know you don’t want that smoke with me bro if you take my message the other way bros’.
This is coming after EFCC released a full statement on the rapper’s arraignment. The statement read thus;
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on May 20, 2019, arraigned a Nigerian artiste, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, before Justice Nicholas I. Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on an 11-count charge bordering on cybercrime.
The defendant was arrested on May 10, 2019, following intelligence report received by the Commission about his alleged involvement in internet fraud.
One of the counts reads: “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Yad Isril (still at large), on or about the 26th day of November, 2018, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired amongst yourself to use Access card no : 5264711020433662 issued to persons other than you in a bid to obtain gain and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27(1) (b) of the Cybercrime Prohibition, Prevention etc Act 2015 and punishable under Section 33(2) of the same Act.”
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.
In view of his pleas, the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, asked the court for a trial date.
He also prayed for accelerated hearing of the case and urged the court to remand the defendant in prison custody.
Counsel to the defendant, Taiwo Oluwa Ore- Agba, asked the court for a date to hear the bail application on behalf of his client.
Consequently, Justice Oweibo adjourned the case to May 30, 2019, and ordered the defendant to be remanded in prison custody pending the hearing of the bail application.
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