Following the earlier arrest of Nigerian artiste, Naira Marley and his colleague, Zlatan Ibile, by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the anti-graft agency has revealed why it picked up both artistes.
According to the agency, the arrest was necessary to profile the artistes in order to establish their affiliations with Internet fraudsters popularly called ‘yahoo yahoo’.
A top source who spoke to Sahara Reporters said, the graft agency has seized their laptops and phones to conduct forensics to determine their link to cybercrime.
Confirming the arrest, he acting EFCC spokesperson, Mr Tony 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.”
The news of Naira Marley’s arrest first broke in the early hours of Friday, May 10, 2019.
Naira Marley’s controversial statement on internet fraud had sparked off a lot of conversation on the social media.