The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested Nigerian musician Afeez Fashola, known by his stage name, Naira Marley, yans.ng can report.
According to reports, the fast-rising singer is currently being questioned at the EFFC office in Lagos.
Confirming the arrest, the anti-graft body stated that Naira Marley and others were arrested in relation to alleged advance fee scam and related cyber crimes.
The acting EFCC spokesperson, Mr Tony Orilade, in an interview with newsmen 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.”
Naira Marley, known for his single ‘Issa Goal,’ recently came under fire by renowned rapper, Ruggedman, for promoting Internet fraud in his music.
However, Naira Marley, whose recent song is titled ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy,’ responded by mocking Ruggedman in an Instagram video and defended his artistic choices. He also 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.