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Naira Marley arrested by EFCC

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested musician Naira Marley, whose real name is Afeez Fashola.

Afeez Fashola A.K.A. Naira Marley

The artist was picked up recently in the commercial hub, Lagos, “in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering,” the EFCC tweeted.

Naira Marley was detained with other well-known musicians.

They have also been linked to a “cybercrime offence”, the EFCC said. “They have so far volunteered useful information about their involvement in the alleged criminal activities, even as investigations continue.”

Neither Naira Marley nor the other musicians who were arrested have commented on the allegations.

Naira Marley has been accused by some in Nigeria of appearing to glorify internet fraudsters, popularly called Yahoo boys.

During an Instagram live session in April, Naira Marley told Nigerians to pray for the Yahoo boys “as they are crucial to the circulation of money in the economy”.

This week he released a song called Am I A Yahoo Boy.