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EFCC Releases Statement on Arrest of Naira Marley, Zlatan Over Alleged Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office on Friday released a statement over the arrest of fast-rising singer Naira Marley for alleged internet fraud.

The statement also revealed that another popular singer, Zlatan Ibile was also arrested, alongside three others.

The statement said:

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, arrested two fast-rising Nigerian musicians – Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan), in connection with alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering. Intelligence report had also linked them to cybercrime offences.

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 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.

The singers posed for the camera, as the anti-graft agency took photos of the suspects:


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