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EFCC releases Statement on Naira Marley, Zlatan’s Arrest over Alleged Internet Fraud & Money Laundering



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:


  1. Ike Ani

    May 11, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Let’s hope the findings would prove Naira Marley and Zlatan and others innocent but if not, it will be a huge music career shutdown on Naira Marley and Zlatan. They can go and ask Dammycrane how market…..

  2. James

    May 11, 2019 at 8:57 am

    This is Nigeria.
    Sing About Yahoo doesn’t mean they are into it, let Nigerians know if dey Guilty or Not

  3. Tony Bassey

    May 11, 2019 at 9:24 am

    I Just Learned That They Have Been Released


    May 12, 2019 at 2:59 am

    Singing about yahoo doesn’t mean that the person is into it, but the song would have a negative impact on the youths. It could make persons think that is a legit means to make money. That’s why is not good. But how come no one arrested kelly handsome that always sing about yahoo and showers praises on them. Though, let’s keep our hands crossed and watch the outcome.

  5. Anon

    May 24, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    How can you say the anti-graft agency took these pictures? Shouldn’t they be policing politicians’ corrupt affairs?

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