Long arms of the law has caught up with Singer Naira Marley’s former lawyer, Taiwo Oreagba, as she was recently convicted by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja High Court in Lagos, for soliciting a N4 million bribe.
Oreagba formerly represented music star Naira Marley, real name Azeez Fashola in his ongoing prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged internet fraud.
The judge found Oreagba guilty based on a voice recording wherein she bragged that she would bribe EFCC officials to get a soft landing for her client, Kelechi Uka.
Oreagba was sentenced to two years imprisonment for the offence. The judge, however, gave her an option of a N500,000 because she already restituted the N4 million.
Justice Taiwo also discharged the legal practitioner on the second count of obtaining money by false pretence.
She condemned the convict’s boast of her ability to influence law enforcement officers and cases assigned to judges in the Lagos State Judiciary.
The EFCC arraigned Oreagba on November 12, 2020, before Justice Sherifah Solebo of the Special Offences Court in Ikeja on corrupt demand and obtaining by false pretence charges.
The convict was then a counsel to Uka who was under EFCC investigation. She collected the money from one Henry Umoh through her business name, Bobcom Enterprises.
Recall that NB News had earlier reported that Naira Marley recently made an interesting quote on his verified Instagram page.
The First Time in America crooner noted that the world should be a better place if everyone could love as dogs.
Sharing a video of himself and his dogs playing, he wrote, “The world would be a better place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog”
By the way the big brown furry ones only 4months and 3weeks old now. Drop a comment if u’re a dog lover. Don’t forget to stream that new zino C.O.D.”
Naira Marley former lawyer jailed for attempted to bribe the EFCC officers
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