Earlier today it was reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arrested Nigerian singer Afeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley.
EFCC has now revealed that the reason behind the popular singer’s arrest is because of his involvement in advance fee scam and other related cyber crimes.
The acting EFCC spokesperson, Mr Tony Orilade, in an interview with Premium Times, 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.”
Initially, information went in circulation that the reason for his arrest had to do with a controversial comment he made recently concerning internet fraudsters on social media which was actually confirmed to be true.
Naira Marley, known for his single “Issa Goal,” recently came under fire by renowned rapper, Ruggedman, for promoting Internet fraud in his music.