“Am I a Yahoo Boy?” singer, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley who was arrested by the EFCC for credit card fraud has been granted bail today. Justice Nicholas Oweibo who is the judge presiding over Naira Marley’s case at the federal high court in Ikoyi granted him bail on two conditions:
- Naira Marley must pay the sum of N2,000,000 as bond
- Naira Marley must provide two sureties: one has to be a landlord in Lagos and the other must be a civil servant with a rank that is not below level 10.
Naira Marley never pleaded guilty to the crimes he was accused of. According to his statement, the laptop with incriminating evidence that he was caught with belongs to a friend of his.
“I started making music in 2014 individually ( sic), but now I’m signed to Marathon, a United Kingdom-based record label.
I had a deal with Coca-Cola for my song, Issa Goal, in which I featured Olamide and Lil Kesh.
I also had deals with Nike to participate in the Nigerian sportswear (sic).
I’m in possession of a MacBook laptop, which I borrowed from a friend named Yad Isril in England because while returning to Nigeria, I knew I was going to need a laptop to upload my music videos on YouTube and also to keep my exclusive songs. ”Naira Marley’s next court hearing has been adjourned to the 22nd of October”.