On Tuesday, Azeez Adeshina Fashola professionally known as Naira Marley case has been confirmed by Augustine Anosike who is a forensic expect with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
Augustine Anosike who is the second persecution witness(PW2) appeared before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi which can located in lagos
According to Anosike, some credit card numbers were extracted from Azeez Fashola’s phone during the examination of the contents of 2,410 messages.
Naira Marley was charged with 11-court charge on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit credit cards and fraud which he pleaded not guilty of any of the charges stroked against him when he arraigned by the EFCC on May 20,2019
Anosike added that, Exhibit F was the end of the examination of Azeez Fashola’s phone with was iPhone X version 10.6 and model A 1901 with number 07427343432, email of email@example.com
According to the detective, the IMEI number of the iPhone was : 35304509527532 and the SIM ICCID number was: 8923420035948359826.
He disclosed that, iPhone is a great device with capability of storing a large volume of information.
“It is the SIM card that basically identifies users of applications like WhatsApp. It means as long as a number has already been registered with a particular WhatsApp account, it matters less if such a user leaves the country.”
“The chatting app used in the analysed device was WhatsApp. A total of 977 Short Message Service (SMS) and 1433 chat messages were discovered.
“We also discovered seven pending status update messages. On November 26, 2018, there was an outgoing message registered about 3.32 p.m., with a credit card number 5264711020433662.
“This message was sent to one Yadd. On December 11, 2018, there was an incoming message to the defendant’s device which read: “Your One Time Passcode (OTP) to verify your mobile number is 248716; wasn’t you, please call us on 63450808500.”
Anosike disclosed that another message was sent at 5.06pm by one Hiya Bayi to a recipient with the name Raze on the same say.
“The content was another credit card number 42658840359132. The number of the sender is +447426343432, while that of the receiver is +447365280441.
“The incoming message reflected at 6.18p.m. showed “Not recognized”. Other messages received on the same date include:” due to try in 20 minutes,” he added.
According to the EFCC witness revealed to the court that another incoming message on December 12,2018 at 10.16 pm read: “Tried and it was unsuccessful; sure you are not rinsing it out then giving it to me to try.”
The second prosecution witness revealed that all the analysis texts were stored on a Compact Dist(CD) and the prosecution printed only what is relevant according to the case
Anosike requested the court and the defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo ( SAN) that if the CD can be played in front of the court
Justice Oweibo permitted the prosecution witness to play the video which Ojo did not raise any objection to the request
The case was rescheduled to October 27, 2021 for the prosecution to continue the play of the CD on the project for whole members in the court to have a view.