BREAKING: EFCC Arrests Nigerian Singer, Naira Marley On His Birthday
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Nigerian musician, Naira Marley, real name Afeez Fashola, Premium Times reports.
The fast-rising singer was arrested in the early hours of today which also happens to be his birthday.
Although the reason behind his arrest is yet to be made public, it may be in connection with his statements on social media which glorifies internet fraudsters, popularly called Yahoo boys.
Coincidentally, Naira Marley released the official video of his hit track, ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy’ featuring Zlatan on Thursday.
Naira Marley during a recent Instagram live session, urged Nigerians to pray for internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys) saying they are the reason money circulates to the common man.
He said: “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?”
The video has since stirred reactions from Nigerians who described Marley as a disgrace and bad example to young Nigerians.
However, a few Nigerians supported Marley, staying that Yahoo boys were the reason some Nigerians can eat and survive.
The singer is popular for his 2018 hit song titled ’It’s a goal.’