Why we arrested Naira Marley, others: EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has revealed that it arrested Nigerian artistes, Naira Marley(Afeez Fashola), Zlatan (Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael) and three others in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud & money laundering.

“The EFCC Lagos Zonal Office, arrested two fast-rising Nigerian musicians – Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) & Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan) in connection with alleged case of internet fraud & money laundering,” EFCC tweeted on Friday.

“Intelligence report had also linked them to cybercrime offence. They were arrested along with: Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode, Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses and Abubakar Musa. Their arrest followed an early morning raid on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9, Gbangbola Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos.

“At the point of arrest, the Commission found and recovered a number of items, including laptops, from the suspects. They have so far volunteered useful information about their involvement in the alleged criminal activities, even as investigations continue,” the commission said.

Naira Marley drew a lot of public attention when he made a video defending internet fraudsters, known as Yahoo boys. Subsequently, he released a music video titled ‘Am I a Yahoo Boy?” featuring Zlatan.

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