Naira Marley, the Nobel prize singer, is undoubtedly in legal problems with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
NairaMarley is facing an 11-count accusation of credit card fraud levied against him by the EFCC.
The defense attorney, Olalekan Ojo SAN, opposed the witness’ opinion on the forensic evidence linking the defendant to credit card theft at the latest sitting on June 9, 2022. He had contended that only the court, not an investigator, could make determinations about the defendant’s guilt.
At today’s resumption of the trial, Justice Oweibo issued a brief ruling dismissing the defense’s argument.
“It is the job of the law enforcement agency or police who charges a person in court to investigate whether or not the defendant committed the crime.” The investigator must be able to connect the defendant to the crime. Before presenting the case to court, the prosecutor must have made up his decision about the defendant’s involvement. “I disagree that the prosecution has found the defendant guilty,” the Judge said.