A Nigerian musician, Afeez Fashola, known by his stage name, Naira Marley has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to reports, the fast-rising singer is currently being questioned at the EFFC office in Lagos.
PREMIUM TIMES stated that a top source at EFCC confirmed his arrest.
Although the reason for his arrest is yet to be made public, there are speculations that it might be in connection with his statements on social media which glorifies internet fraudsters, popularly called ‘Yahoo boys’.
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.
He said: “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?”
The video has since stirred reactions from Nigerians who described Marley as a disgrace and bad example to young Nigerians.
However, a few Nigerians supported Marley, staying that Yahoo boys were the reason some Nigerians can eat and survive.
Naira Marley also released the official video of his hit track, ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy’ featuring Zlatan on Thursday
The singer is popular for his 2017 hit song titled ’It’s a goal.’