The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed why Naira Marley was arrested early this morning.
The news of the Nigerian singer’s arrest shocked a lot of people, as they wanted to know what he had done that warranted the arrest.
According to reports reaching us at KikioTolu, the fast-rising singer is currently being questioned at the EFFC office in Lagos, he was arrested in relation to cyber crimes and advanced fee fraud.
The acting EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, in an interview with the Punch Nigeria, revealed the reason for his arrest, he 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.”
Although the EFCC has given the above reason for Naira Maley’s arrest, many still believe it might be in connection with his statements on social media which glorifies internet fraudsters aka Yahoo boys.
Naira Marley during a recent Instagram live session, urged Nigerians to pray for Yahoo boys saying they are the reason money circulates to the common man.
He said in the video:
“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?”