EFCC reveals why Naira Marley was arrested

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] has brought to the fore the reason behind Naira Marley’s arrest.

The sudden arrest is because of his alleged involvement in advanced fee fraud  and related cyber crimes.

Moreso,the acting EFCC spokesperson, Mr Tony Orilade, in a recent interview, 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.”

The news of Naira Marley’s arrest first broke in the early hours of Friday, May 10,

Naira Marley became an internet sensation a few weeks ago when he made some seemingly unpalatable comments suggestive of his sympathy towards Internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo Boys.’ There were divergent views  and reactions over his comments from Nigerians and even among celebrities.

Even though he went on to explain the reason behind his comments, many felt he was only trying to save his face and his brand as a music artiste.

Celebrities like the king of comedy Alibaba on his instagram page publicly condemned such dastardly acts of fraud and dared to mortgage his number of followers who countered his view to stand alone as one who frowns as fraudsters in all spheres .

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Furthermore, DMW boss and multi-award winning superstar Davido and YBNL boss Olamide have pledged their solidarity for Naira Marley following his arrest by the Economic Financial and Crimes Commission.

They both took to their Instagram pages on Friday, May 10, 2019, where they announced their solidarity behind Naira Marley”#MARLIAN !! Freee bro!!!! Nothing spoil!! I got u!!!” Davido wrote. 

“Stay positive Marlians  Olamide added.


  • Opeyemi Quadri

    Ope is a finance writer and researcher with 10+ years of experience in content creation. His interests cut across investment, foreign exchange, government policies and politics. Ope is available on Twitter @OpeQuadri.

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