A Federal High Court in Lagos State has admitted more evidence in the ongoing trial of hip-hop singer Azeez Fashola, popularly known as “Naira Marley.”

Justice Nicolas Oweibo, in his ruling on Wednesday, admitted the compact disc containing the singer’s phone analysis submitted as evidence by the second prosecution witness, Anosike Augustine, on the grounds that the analyzed iPhone had been previously admitted as evidence.

The judge rejected the objection of Naira Marley’s defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo (SAN), and admitted the CD as evidence marked “F.”

“I have considered the consent of both parties, as well as the ground for the objection and I, consider the CD admissible in view of the nature of this case and the testimony of other prosecution witnesses,” Oweibo said.

The hearing of the case could not continue because the defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo, was not in the courtroom and requested for an adjournment.

The EFCC’s lawyer, Bilkisu Buhari, did not object to the adjournment.

Justice Oweibo adjourned further hearing to March 8 and 11, 2021.

Recall that on May 20, 2019, the anti-graffiti agency had charged Naira Marley on 11 counts of money laundering and internet fraud.

The EFCC alleged that some of the credit cards discovered in his house bore the names Nicole Louise Malyon and Timea Fedorne Tatar.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The EFCC said the offences violated the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act and the Cyber Crimes Act.