Several Credit Card Numbers Were Extracted From Naira Marley’s iPhone – EFCC

EFCC’s forensic expert says over 2000 messages containing different credit card numbers were analysed from singer’s iPhone.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has testified against popular Nigerian musician Naira Marley, following several charges of internet fraud levelled against the singer.

According to a prosecution witness, Anosike Augustine, a mobile forensic expert with the EFCC, more than 2,400 short messages were analysed from the singer’s iPhone, with several credit card numbers recovered as well.

Giving a breakdown of the investigation, EFCC’s forensic expert stated that the Apple iPhone is a sophisticated device capable of storing a large volumes of information, adding that it is the sim card that basically identifies users of applications such as WhatsApp.

The witness report also revealed that 977 Short Message Service (SMS) and 1,433 chat messages, were discovered in the iPhone and there were also seven pending status update messages.

Naira Marley, who remained adamant of his innocence against all the charges levelled against him, was arrested alongside rapper Zlatan Ibile and three other men back in May 2019. He was later arraigned in court but the case was adjourned, while investigation continued.

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