Fast-rising singer, Naira Marley (Afeez Fashola), was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the early hours of May 10, 2019, for issues bordering on advance fee fraud and internet related crimes.
The artist was arrested alongside singer Zlatan. Zlatan who was arrested alongside Naira Marley was released from custody earlier this week.
According to reports, Marley is still in the EFCC custody due to the level on incriminating evidence found on his laptop. However, the singer’s management has put out a statement claiming the laptop found on the singer belongs to someone else. In the statement, it was claimed that the singer borrowed the laptop to enable him upload music, record videos and work while he is in Nigeria.
The artist was recently in the news for his comments endorsing cyber crime fraudsters known to Nigerian as Yahoo Yahoo. Which is no surprise to have interest to the EFCC. The Issa Goal singer had somewhat become an advocate for cyber crime as he even bashed other celebs who tried to go against his views. Just recently, veteran rapper, Ruggedman, explained that he has no hands in Naira Marley’s arrest. In a recent statement released by the top music act, he has stated that even though he openly expressed his satisfaction about the arrest, he completely had nothing to do with it. Ruggedman claims to have any personal relationship with Naira Marley and all he did was to simply caution him against his public support of what has been considered as a crime by the general majority.