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EFCC Releases Statement On Arrest Of Naira Marley and Zlatan.

Nigerian Rappers,  Naira Marley and Zlatan Ibile are reportedly yet to be released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).

Contrary to rumors that they have been released, a top EFCC source confirmed to Sahara Reporters that the pair and three others are still being detained and are currently undergoing intense grilling for their connection to advance fee fraud popularly known as ‘yahoo yahoo’.  In a statement released yesterday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, arrested the two artistes,  Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan), in connection with alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering. Intelligence report had also linked them to cybercrime offences.

Find below the statement released by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office on Friday released a statement over the arrest of fast-rising singer Naira Marley for alleged internet fraud.

The statement said:

“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, arrested two fast-rising Nigerian musicians – Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan), in connection with alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering. Intelligence report had also linked them to cybercrime offences.

They were arrested along with: Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode, Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses and Abubakar Musa. Their arrest followed an early morning raid on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Ikate, Lekki, Lagos. At the point of arrest, the Commission found and recovered a number of items, including laptops, from the suspects. They have so far volunteered useful information about their involvement in the alleged criminal activities, even as investigations continue.”

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