The promising Nigerian singer Naira Marleywas arrested together with another musician, Zlatan! This information took the music world by surprise and made everyone wonder what the young artist did to earn the arrest. Luckily, you can check all the updates here and satisfy your curiosity.
It is always a big deal for the media when public figures have problems with the law, and it shows that celebrities, just like regular people, can get into legal trouble. In the case with Naira Marley, the arrest was peculiar in many ways and gained a lot of publicity among Nigerians.
Why was Naira Marleyarrested?
Many people were shocked that their favourite had reportedly committed a financial crime, and were eager to learn the details. The arrest of the talented Naira Marley, whose real name is Afeez Fashola, took place on May 10th, 2019. The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the purpose of which is to uncover mysteries behind financial wrongdoings and fight corruption, quickly announced the real reason for the young celebrity’s arrest. The spokesperson for EFCC, Tony Orilade, revealed to NAN that the musician was suspected of having committed a few advanced fee frauds, including the internet ones.
He was not the only person arrested: some people were taken by the police together with him, including another singer – Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, also known as Zlatan.
What happened during the Naira Marley arrest?
The police arrested the Nigerian star early in the morning, and the news spread out not long afterwards. His arrest happened during the regular morning raid by EFCC on Friday, May 10th. The singer was tracked and located at Gbangbola Street in Ikate, Lekki area, Lagos. When Afeez Fashola was apprehended, the police also found a few useful items which belonged to the suspects. Some of the recovered items were laptops.
The arrested people did not resist the police, and they even volunteered to give some beneficial information that they had about the alleged crimes and their involvement in these.