Why We Arrested ‘Yahoo Boy’ Naira Marley-EFCC

Musicians, Zlatan Ibile and Naira Marley, have been paraded by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

The commission announced that they had been questioned in connection with money laundering and Internet fraud in an Instagram post on Friday.

“Naira Marley, Four Others Quizzed by EFCC over Internet Fraud. 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 wrote.

The commission also revealed that the suspects were volunteering information and that the investigation continues.

Early on Friday, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), had arrested Naira Marley and Zlatan Ibile in Lekki.

The commission’s acting spokesperson, Tony Orilade, was quoted as telling Punchng.com that the arrest was in connection to Internet fraud cases known locally as ‘Yahoo Yahoo’.

“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,” Mr Orilade said.