The singer, who appeared in front of Justice Nicholas Oweibo, Federal High Court sitting at Ikoyi (Lagos), is currently being tried on an 11-count credit card fraud charge that he was accused by the anti-graft agent.
Remember that Olalekan Olojo, defense counsel, objected at the witness’s opinion regarding the forensic evidence linking defendant to credit card fraud. He argued that only a court can make pronouncements about the defendant’s guilt, and not an investigator.
Justice Oweibo gave a brief ruling at Friday’s resumed trial, in which he rejected the defense’s objection.
He stated that “It is the duty and obligation of the police or law enforcement to charge a person with a crime to the court to determine if they have committed it.”
Investigators must be able link the defendant with the commission of the crime. Before bringing the case before the court, the prosecutor must have decided on the defendant’s involvement. I disagree with the conclusion that the prosecution has found the defendant guilty.
The trial was subsequently rescheduled for September 26 by the judge.