BEVERLY HILLS, May 10, (THEWILL) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Afeez Fashola, Nigerian singer better known as Naira Marley.
The singer who is being questioned at the EFFC office in Lagos was arrested on Friday, May 10, which happened to be his birthday.
Naira Marley has been in the news recently for advocating the cause of internet fraudsters popularly called ‘Yahoo Boys’.
During an Instagram live session in April, he had urged Nigerians to pray for internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys) “as they are crucial to the circulation of money in the economy.”
“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? You better sit down and pray for yahoo boys. If dem stop yahoo, the money would not pass you guys,” he said.
“The money will go like this, from Obasanjo to Tinubu, from Tinubu to Mr Japa, you think me I need Yahoo? I make money from my music.”
The singer also released the official video of his hit track, ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy’ featuring Zlatan on Thursday but is popular for his 2017 hit song titled ’It’s a goal.’