The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed its reason behind the arrest of singer, Afeez Fashola aka Naira Marley in a press interview.
EFCC confirmed his arrest today and further revealed that he was taken-in in relation to an alleged advance fee scam and related cyber crimes.
Naira Marley, known for his single ‘Issa Goal,’ recently came under fire by renowned rapper, Ruggedman, for promoting Internet fraud in his music.
The acting EFCC spokesperson, Mr Tony Orilade, in an interview with the press, said:
“Yes, he is with us. He’s not the only person; he had some other persons also arrested alongside (him).
“They were arrested in relation to advance fee fraud — Internet-related cases and all of that. Give me a little time and I will get you the details.”
“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” He added later in the day.
A video featuring Ruggedman has gone viral this week in which the rapper called out Naira Marley for advocating Internet fraud. The artiste noted that the promotion of such cyber crimes impacted negatively on Nigerians abroad.
However, Naira Marley, whose recent song is titled ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy,’ responded by mocking Ruggedman in an Instagram video and defended his artistic choices.