The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has opened up on why its operatives arrested Afeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley, and it borders on internet fraud.
According to Naira Marley’s recent song, ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy?’ the EFCC is trying to find answers to the question raised by the song.
That was why Afeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley was arrested, EFCC has specifically revealed that he was arrested in connection to alleged advance fee scam and related cyber crimes.
Naira Marley, known for his single ‘Issa Goal,’ recently came under fire by renowned rapper, Ruggedman, for promoting Internet fraud in his music.
The acting EFCC spokesperson, Mr. Tony Orilade, in an 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.”
A video featuring Ruggedman went viral this week in which the rapper vented anger on Naira Marley for advocating Internet fraud. The artiste noted that the promotion of such cyber crimes impacted negatively on Nigerians abroad, Tori reports.
However, Naira Marley, whose recent song is entitled ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy,’ responded by mocking Ruggedman in an Instagram video and defended his artistic choices.
The EFCC last year launched Operation Cyber Storm which sought to curb the activities of Internet fraudsters. Over 150 suspects have been reportedly arrested across the country.