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Entertainment of Monday, 25 September 2023


FLASHBACK: Naira Marley’s former lawyer convicted

Naira Marley's former lawyer, Oreagba Naira Marley's former lawyer, Oreagba

Naira Marley, the owner of the Marlian Record label has been fingered for the death of the late Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba (Mohbad).

The singer has been called out a several forums for being directly involved in the death of Mohbad who died on Tuesday, September 12.

Mohbad is reported to have endured different forms of assault from some top executives of the Marlian Record.

While the police have started investigating the cause of Mohbad's death, below is a 2022 report of Naira Marley's former lawyer being convicted for soliciting an N4 million bribe.

According to the report in the Daily Post, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja High Court in Lagos convicted Oreagba for her role in soliciting bribes.

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 N500,000 because she already restituted the N4 million.

Justice Taiwo also discharged the legal practitioner on the second count of obtaìninng money by false pretense.

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 pretense 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.