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Why we arrested Naira Marley – EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed the arrest of popular singer , Afeez Fashola , otherwise known as Naira Marley , and others in relation to alleged advance fee scam and related cyber crimes.
Premium Times had reported on Friday morning that the musician was arrested by the EFCC in Lagos .

Naira Marley , known for his single ‘ Issa Goal,’ recently came under fire by renowned rapper , Ruggedman, for promoting Internet fraud in his music .
The acting EFCC spokesperson , Mr Tony Orilade , in an interview with our correspondent, 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. ”
A video featuring Ruggedman has gone viral this week in which the rapper called out Naira Marley for advocating Internet fraud . The artiste noted that the promotion of such cyber crimes impacted negatively on Nigerians abroad .

However, Naira Marley , whose recent song is titled ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy , ’ responded by mocking Ruggedman in an Instagram video and defended his artistic choices .

The EFCC last year launched Operation Cyber Storm which sought to curb the activities of Internet fraudsters. Over 150 suspects have been reportedly arrested across the country .

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