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Naira Marley And Zlatan Ibile Released From EFCC Custody (Video)

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EFCC operatives arrested Nigerian artistes Naira Marley and Zlatan Ibile on Friday morning, 10th May 2019. This incident took place on his birthday. The duo were caught unawares by Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Zlatan’s house. Both had their laptops and phones seized for investigation.



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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 alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering. Intelligence report had also linked them to cybercrime offences. . . 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. . . #YahooYahoo #YahooBoys #InternetFraud #InternetFraudsters #MoneyLaundering #Scam #AdvanceFeeFraud #Scam #Fraud #Corruption #Crime #EFCC #TheFightAgainstCorruption #FightingForYou

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The singer was released on the same day by EFCC custodians. This report came through after a video of the singer walking out of the office of the EFCC circulated on social media.


According to an EFCC spokesperson, the arrest was based on the artiste’s actions of defending internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo boys’ on social media. Last month, Naira Marley took to Instagram to defend internet fraudsters. According to him, it’s not a crime because slavery justifies it.


Zlatan and Naira Marley


He wrote, “If u know about slavery u go know say yahoo no b crime.” In another post, he asked Nigerians to pray for Yahoo boys.

“All you guys, all the money in your pockets, all the money you spend, you think it’s the government that is making the money go round? You better sit down and pray for yahoo boys. If them stop yahoo, the money would not pass you guys.

“The money will go like this, from Obasanjo to Tinubu, from Tinubu to Mr Japa. You think me I need Yahoo? I make money from my music.”


The sources added that the two artistes are under investigation based on their recently released song glorifying cybercrime. The song is called “Am I a Yahoo Boy?”


The musicians, Naira Marley (Afeez Fashola) and Zlatan Ibile (Omomniyi Temidayo), are undergoing profiling. This is to establish their affiliations with yahoo boys.


Not long after the news broke out, the news began trending on the internet. This caused celebrities, including David “Davido” Adeleke and Abisoye Olukoya Michael (Onyemykke), to react, requesting that they be released.


Davido took to his Instagram, and shared a picture of the Naira Marley with the caption:

“#MARLIAN !! Freee bro!!!! Nothing spoil!! I got u!!!”


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#MARLIAN !! Freee bro!!!! Nothing spoil!! I got u!!!

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Instagram influencer Oyemykke slammed CSP Dolapo Badmus as he called for the release of singer Naira Marley. According to him, the singer is not Nigeria’s problem but our corrupt politicians whom police are allowing to walk free.


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This is why we Rebel, This is why we curse , This is also why we fight & do everything we must. The police are quick to armless poor civilians 😂🤣😭 We saw it all as mere children. Our communities, The Police , The Judiciary! . . . I laugh back at the youths that laugh at Naira because he is arrested, you really think he wasn’t ready?? You really thought he did all these & said all those without knowing someone might come for him?? . . . While I condemn the fraudulent acts of Yahoo boys & Internet Robbers . Nigeria, let us continue to frown at those we should be correcting & laughing at those we should be beating up ( A Mad House ) <> THE YOUTHS SEEING THIS IS THE REASON WHY THE SAID INTERNET FRAUD has gone popular in the town #freemarly #ArrestPoliticians

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EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, confirmed the arrest of Nigerian Artiste, Naira Marley.


He 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.”


Watch Naira Marley’s “Am I A Yahoo Boy” Below

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