So we decided to take a break for about 24 hours and while we were taking that break there was too much noise about Zlatan and Naira Marley 😣 being arrested by EFCC concerning internet fraud (Yahoo), we just had to cut the break and get involved.
Now the gist; The Economic and Financial Crimes Comission, EFCC, arrested popular Nigerian Musician, Naira Marley and ‘Zanku’ crooner Omomniyi Temidayo popularly Zlatan Ibile to profile them in order to establish their affiliations with internet fraudsters popularly called ‘yahoo yahoo’.
A top source at the EFCC said, the graft agency has seized their laptops and phones to conduct forensics to determine their link to cybercrime.
The duo were arrested at Zlatan’s house in the early hours of Friday
The source added that of the two artistes are also under the agency’s investigation for songs and comments glorifying cybercrime; most recently “am i a yahoo boy?” released on Thursday.
EFCC released an official statement saying;
The EFCC Lagos Zonal Office, arrested two fast-rising Nigerian musicians – Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) & Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan) in connection with alleged case of internet fraud & money laundering.
Intelligence report had also linked them to cybercrime offence.
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 9, Gbangbola Street, 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.