On Friday, May 10, 2019, Naira Marley, Zlatan, and three others were paraded by EFCC official for their alleged involvement in Internet fraud. His arrest ensued after making an array of statements that might have connoted his support for internet fraudsters widely referred to as Yahoo Yahoo.
However, this became a subject of discussion on the internet while he went further to release a song and visuals called ‘Am I a Yahoo boy’ featured Zlatan Ibile.
After 7 nights in EFCC custody, Naira Marley’s management has now released a statement in a bid to foster his discharge. They express their displeasure for holding him hostage as regards his controversial opinion expressing his view about cybercrime. They revealed that the singer has a right to his opinion and in no way was in defense of those who commit fraud
Read the statement below:
Meanwhile, according to Premium Times, Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael also known as Zlatan Ibile was released along with side his crew members, Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode, Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses, and Abubakar Musa on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
Spokesman for the EFCC,Tony Orilade, confirmed that the suspects were released on administrative bail.
“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.