Nigerian Rappers, Naira Marley and Zlatan Ibile are reportedly yet to be released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).
Contrary to rumors that they have been released, a top EFCC source confirmed to Sahara Reporters that the pair and three others are still being detained and are currently undergoing intense grilling for their connection to advance fee fraud popularly known as ‘yahoo yahoo’.
In a statement released yesterday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, arrested the two artists, Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan), in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering. Intelligence report had also linked them to cybercrime offenses.
They were arrested along with: Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode, Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses, and Abubakar Musa. At the point of arrest, the Commission found and recovered a number of items, including laptops, from the suspects. They have so far reportedly volunteered useful information about their involvement in the alleged criminal activities, even as investigations continue.