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Update on Naira Marley’s cyber crime trial

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Last Updated on May 30, 2024 by Fellow Press

The criminal trial of Nigerian singer Azeez Fashola (a.k.a Naira Marley) could not proceed on Thursday before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

The trial was stalled because parties in the suit are still awaiting approval of a fiat by the chief judge of the Federal High Court.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting Fashola for alleged cyber crime.

The anti-graft agency preferred the charges on May 14, 2019.

Fashola, who sang the popular song – “Am I a Yahoo Boy” – was arraigned on May 20, 2019, before Justice Nicholas Oweibo and he pleaded not guilty.

Oweibo granted him bail in the sum of two million naira with two sureties in like sum.

Witnesses were still being led in evidence by EFCC when Oweibo was transfered out of the Lagos division of the court.

The case was, therefore, transferred to Justice Isaac Dipeolu.

On March 6, when the case was first mentioned before Dipeolu, both defence and prosecution counsel confirmed to the judge that there was a pending fiat awaiting response from the chief judge.

The judge consequently adjourned the case until Thursday (May 30) for report.

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On Thursday, journalists learnt that the fiat had yet to be approved.

There is no slated date yet for continuation of the trial.

According to the EFCC, the defendant committed the offences on different dates between Nov. 26, 2018, and Dec.11, 2018, as well as on May 10, 2019.

The commission alleged that Fashola and his accomplices conspired to use different Access Bank automated teller machine cards to defraud their victims.

It alleged that the defendant used a bank credit card issued to another person, in a bid to obtain fraudulent financial gains.

The EFCC also said that the defendant possessed counterfeit credit cards belonging to different people, with intent to defraud, which, it said, amounted to theft.

The alleged offences contravene the Sections 1 23 (1) (b), 27 (1) and 33(9) of Cyber Crime (Prohibition) Prevention Act, 2015.

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Nollywood actress, Stella Ikwuegbu, dies

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Last Updated on June 16, 2024 by Fellow Press

The Nigerian Movie Industry has once again been thrown into mourning following the demise of another actress, Sandra Ikwuegbu.

The Veteran Actress is said to have died today, June 16, after a battling with leg cancer,

Her colleagues in the industry have taken to social media to mourn her. Movie Producer, Stanley Ontop , wrote;

‘’Popular Nollywood actress/veteran Mrs stella ikwuegbu is dead.

The Veteran Actress left this world today after battling with Leg cancer. Rest well madam Stella.

Nollywood not again

It’s well

Shalom!”

Another colleague of hers, Ijele Ozioma Christy Ejiofor, who paid a visit to the late actress’s home this afternoon, wrote

‘’Ukwu Gi Dia. Why? You scaled through several, accident s and all. Eniure/Achiere came, and in less than a week, it killed you. Oh my… I feel bad.

Stella Ikwuegbu, nenu Jennifer, you didn’t enjoy a thing. Why? Just why?

Adieu Great Actress Extraordinary…”

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Veteran Nollywood actor, “Sule Suebebe”, is dead

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Last Updated on June 12, 2024 by Fellow Press

[Photo: The Cleric, Agbala Gabriel with late Actor, Dayo Adewunmi]

Veteran Nollywood actor, Dayo Adewunmi, popularly known as “Sule Suebebe”, is dead.

The Yoruba actor died on Wednesday after several months of protracted illness.

Popular Ibadan-based cleric and philanthropist, Ademola Amusan, popularly known as “Agbala Gabriel”, disclosed this on his Facebook page, “Agbala Gabriel Global Page”.

The cleric, founder of Agbala Gabriel Apostolic Church wrote: “It’s a pity, Baba Suebebe died at the hospital this morning. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the cleric has been instrumental to raising funds for the actor’s medical bills and in 2023 he provided him with a new house.

Sule Suebebe, a comic actor, had featured in over 100 movies.

He is popularly known for his roles in Suku Suku Bam Bam (2004) and Ago Kan Oru (2003).

Aside from being an actor, he is was an MC and a TV presenter.

He also had a YouTube channel, Suebebe TV, where he produced films propagating the Yoruba culture and language

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