According to varied media reports, Nigerian music act Naira Marley has been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Lagos.
The ‘Issa Goal’ singer was on May 20, 2019, arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on an 11-count charge bordering on cybercrime. He was arrested alongside industry colleague and friend Zlatan Ibile, and four others.
Yesterday (May 30th), Justice Nicholas Onweibo of the High Court granted the singer N2 million bail, with two sureties in like sum.
The first surety must be a civil servant from the level of grade 10, while the second surety must have landed property, the judge said.
Justice Onweibo then adjourned the trial to October 22-24 for accelerated hearing.
Coming out of the court yesterday, Naira Marley saluted his fans with a both-fists up, Fela style. It sure led to questions if the musician – who released a new song ‘Why’ some hours prior – has learnt a lesson or two from his ordeal.