Why we arrested Naira Marley – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has given reason why it arrested popular singer Afeez Fashola aka Naira Marley.

The singer was picked up this morning Friday, May 10th, and is currently being interrogated at the commision’s office in Lagos.

Acting EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, who confirmed the arrested told Punch in an interview:

“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.”

Naira Marley
Naira Marley

The arrest is coming few weeks after Naira Marley took to social media causing a controversy when he supported Yahoo boys.

He tweeted:

If u know about slavery u go know say yahoo no b crime..

He also called on Nigerians to pray for Yahoo boys because he believes they are helping the masses.

He added:

“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”, he said.

He didn’t stop there as he went on to release a new song titled Am I a Yahoo boy?

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