Nigerian musician, Omoniyi Raphael aka Zlatan, has been freed while Afeez Fashola aka Naira Marley is still being detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ‘Zanku’ crooner and three others were released on Tuesday night.
Zlatan was released alongside his crew members, Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode, Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses and Abubakar Musa.
A spokesman for the EFCC, Tony Orilade, confirmed that the suspects were released on administrative bail but noted that Naira Marly is still in custody and will be charged to court because of the evidence against him.
“There is overwhelming evidence against Naira Marley; so we can’t afford to release him on administrative bail like Zlatan and the three others. That Zlatan has been released does not mean they have been discharged and acquitted. Naira Marley is still in our custody and will be charged to court soon and we will make the charges known in an official statement soon,” he said.
The 24-year-old Zlatan launched his career in 2017. He is best known for his hit song, “My Body” and the “Shaku Shaku” dance step.
He became famous in January 2019, after he featured on Davido’s song titled ‘bum bum’. He is also known for the ‘Zanku’ dance.
Naira Marley, Zlatan, and three others were arrested by the police on Friday, May 10, 2019, in Lagos for their alleged involvement in Internet fraud.