The rationale behind the arrest of singer, Afeez Fashola aka Naira Marley by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee has been revealed.
EFCC confirmed his arrest at present and additional revealed that he was taken in in relation to alleged advance charge rip-off and associated cyber crimes.
Naira Marley, recognized for his single ‘Issa Purpose,’ not too long ago got here below fireplace by famend rapper, Ruggedman, for selling Web fraud in his music.
The performing EFCC spokesperson, Mr Tony Orilade, in an interview with our correspondent, mentioned, “Sure, he’s with us. He’s not the one particular person; he had another individuals additionally arrested alongside (him).
“They have been arrested in relation to advance charge fraud — Web-related circumstances and all of that. Give me a little bit time and I’ll get you the small print.”
A video that includes Ruggedman has gone viral this week during which the rapper referred to as out Naira Marley for advocating Web fraud. The artiste famous that the promotion of such cyber crimes impacted negatively on Nigerians overseas.
Nonetheless, Naira Marley, whose latest tune is titled ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy,’ responded by mocking Ruggedman in an Instagram video and defended his creative selections.
The EFCC final yr launched Operation Cyber Storm which sought to curb the actions of Web fraudsters. Over 150 suspects have been reportedly arrested throughout the nation.