THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday confirmed the arrest of Nigerian musician Afeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley in Lagos today.
Orilade Tony, Spokesperson of EFCC who spoke to The ICIR, confirmed that the upcoming artist was arrested in the early hours of the day in connection with cyber fraud activities and is been currently held at the EFCC zonal office in Lagos.
“He was arrested in relations and connections with Yahoo-Yahoo boys,” Orilade told The ICIR on Friday.
Orilade, also revealed that Naira Marley was also arrested with some of his cohorts.
Naira Marley who recently dropped a single hit track—‘Am I a Yahoo Boy’ with another popular Nigerian artist Omoniyi Temidayo, also known as Zlatan came to limelight with his 2017 hit song titled ’It’s a goal.’
The singer on Instagram has appealed to Nigerian’s to pray for Internet fraudsters.
“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?” he said on a live Instagram session.
Due to his recent opinion on cyber fraud, the artist has been criticised by other Nigerian artists who countered his opinions, stressing the need to acquire wealth through legitimate means.