Photos of Naira Marley, Zlatan were shared on the official Instagram page of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission on Friday, May 10, 2019. The photo was captioned with an official statement by the crimes commission.
“Naira Marley, Four Others Quizzed by EFCC over Internet Fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, arrested two fast-rising Nigerian musicians – Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan), in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering. Intelligence report had also linked them to cybercrime offenses. 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 statement reads.
The news of Naira Marley’s arrest broke the internet in the early hours of Friday May 10, 2019. The spokesman for the crimes commission had earlier confirmed their arrest.
EFCC arrest Naira Marley
Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley was arrested by men of the EFCC on Friday May 10, 2019. It is not clear the reason behind his arrest but it could be connected to his recent comments on Internet fraudsters on social media.
We also reached to the singer via his email address for a response and we are yet to get a response. Also, the EFCC has not released any statement concerning the arrest of Naira Marley.