On Tuesday, the 26th of October, The trial of Naira Marley, on 11 charges bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit cards and fraud, resumed at the Federal High Court, Lagos.
A prosecution witness, Anosike Augustine, a mobile forensic expert with the EFCC testified against the singer. According to Anosike, about 2,410 short messages were analyzed from the iPhone of the defendant while also stating that different credit card numbers were extracted from the iPhone.
The Witness disclosed that Apple iPhone is a sophisticated device capable of storing a large volume of information, adding that it is the sim card that basically identifies users of applications such as WhatsApp.
The witness said 977 Short Message Service (SMS) and 1,433 chat messages, were discovered in the witness’ iPhone while adding that there were also seven pending status update messages.
After his testimony, the prosecutor informed the court that all the analyzed messages were contained in a Compact Disc (CD) but that the prosecution had only printed out those portions which were material to its case.
The prosecutor then asked the court if he could play the CD, which was not objected to by defence counsel, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Olalekan Ojo . Justice Nicholas Oweibo adjourned Marley’s trial till OCT 27.