Naira Marley's arrest - Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of Naira Marley and reason for his arrest has also been stated.
According to EFFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, popular singer Afeez Fashola akaNaira Marley was nabbed by operators this morning, May 10th. Giving reason for Naira Marley's arrest, 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."
Naira Marley's arrest comes after the singer took to Instagram to defend internet fraudsters popularly known as 'Yahoo-Yahoo', saying it is not a crime.
In the defense of the fraudsters, the musical artist stated that Yahoo-Yahoo is not a crime because slave trade justifies it. He wrote:
If u know about slavery u go know say yahoo no b crime..
In another post, he called on 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", he said.
"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."