As earlier reported, Nigerian musician Naira Marley has been arrested and paraded by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alongside fellow musician Zlatan Ibile.
The crime fighting commission announced on their Twitter page on Friday that the persons in question had been picked up for questioning in connection with money laundering and internet fraud.
They wrote, “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 cyber crime offences.”
They also disclosed that the suspects were volunteering information and that the investigation was still progressing.
Spokesperson for EFCC, Tony Orilade in a statement to Punch Newspapers confirmed the commission’s intent saying that the arrest was in connection to internet fraud cases otherwise known as ‘yahoo yahoo’. “Yes, he is with us. He’s not the only person; he had some other persons also arrested alongside (him),” he said. “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,” Mr Orilade added.