The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of Nigerian singer Afeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley who was earlier arrested on Friday.
Naija News reports that the anti-graft agency disclosed that the reason for the arrest of Naira Marley is not unconnected to cyber crimes and advanced fee fraud.
The acting spokesperson of the EFCC, Tony Orilade, while speaking on the arrest, said that Naira Marley, who is based abroad was apprehended in the early hours of Friday, May 10 along side other suspects.
In a brief statement, Orilade 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.”
Naija News can report that the singer was arrested by the EFCC days after he released “Am I A Yahoo Boy” single, a song which had since become a “national anthem.”
Meanwhile, Naira Marley is popular for his 2017 hit song titled “It’s a goal” as well as “Japa”.