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EFCC Arrests Naira Marley Same Day He Released Video For Single “Am I A Yahoo Boy”, Social Media Erupts

Nigerian musician Naira Marley (real name Afeez Fashola), was on Thursday, arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday.

The reason for his arrest is not unconnected to Naira Marley’s support for internet fraud in an Instagram post.

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“All you guys, all the money in your pockets, all the money you spend, you think it’s the government that is making the money go round?” Naira Marley had said in an Instagram Live session.

Nigerians on social media have reacted to the arrest of the artist.

In the wake of the artist arrest, the  Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission released a statement stating the reason for the fast-rising artist’s arrest.

Read the statement, which was made available to the member of the public on the commission’s Twitter handle.

The arrest of the fast-rising artist coincides with the release of the visual for his hit track, ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy’ featuring Zlatan on Thursday.

Naira Marley, during a recent Instagram live session, urged Nigerians to pray for internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys) saying they are the reason money circulates to the common man.

Watch Video:

Later today, news broke that the artist has been released by the commission after he was quizzed for hours.

See the funny reaction of folks on social media.


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Joshua Oyenigbehin is an introvert who is passionate about Storytelling, writing, and teaching. He sees his imagination as an unsearchable world, more magical than a fairyland. He has written a novel and working on another

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