We arrested Naira Marley, Zlatan for fraud, money laundering –EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission captured two quick rising artistes, Afeez Fashola (otherwise known as Naira Marley) and Temidayo Omoniyi (otherwise known as Zlatan), on Friday, regarding asserted instances of Internet misrepresentation and illegal tax avoidance.
The EFCC acting Head, Media, and Publicity, Tony Orilade, in an announcement, said knowledge report had additionally connected them to cybercrime offenses.
Orilade included that the artists were captured alongside three different suspects, Tiamiu Abdulrahman, Adewunmi Adeyanju and Musa Abubakar, following an early morning assault at 9, Gbangbola Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos.
“At the purpose of capture, the Commission found and recouped various things, including workstations from the suspects. They have so far volunteered valuable data about their contribution in the supposed crimes, even as examinations proceed,” the announcement said.
The EFCC a year ago propelled Operation Cyber Storm which tried to control the exercises of Internet fraudsters.
More than 150 suspects have been supposedly captured the nation over.
… Marley should insult me to my face if he’s man enough – Ruggedman.
In the meantime, veteran rapper, Micheal Ugochukwu Stephens, famously known as Ruggedman, was as of late occupied with a war of words with Naira Marley. The break began after Ruggedman communicated his supposition on how he felt Naira Marley was misdirecting the general population with his situation on cybercrime.
Marley had before shared a video where he expressed that cybercrime wasn’t wrongdoing. This video produced a great deal of contention on the Internet. Aside from Ruggedman, a few famous people have likewise communicated their dismay with his feeling.
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In any case, in a meeting with Saturday Beats, the rap artist said he needed to express his assessment about Marley’s remarks since it had scoured off on different performers in Nigeria. He included that he had his image to ensure and couldn’t watch another person rub his name and brand in the mud.
“I gave my assessment about Naira Marley’s message on misrepresentation since extortion is a criminal demonstration. It is unbelievable for any youthful artiste to turn out and freely state it’s anything but wrongdoing. Beside the way that I am a veteran in the music business,
I’m more seasoned than he is, so I need to alert such comments. If I don’t, it can destroy the entire network because, after his remarks, numerous individuals started to state that all performers are into misrepresentation.
“I can’t plunk down and observe every one of the long stretches of diligent work I used to construct my image as Ruggedman go down the channel; it’s creation everybody in the music business resembles a fraudster. That was the reason I stood up,” he said.
Responding to being called an ‘old book’ on the rack in the Nigerian music industry, Ruggedman noticed that nothing was being said via web-based networking media that could move him inwardly.
“What’s more, about offending me; it is a free world via web-based networking media; it is the other case if he can say it to my face. I am not a console hoodlum; I do stuff in reality.
I utilize online networking to advance my music and individuals who are in need. On the off chance that anybody has issues with me; on the off chance that they are brave enough to confront me, at that point they should.
What individuals state via web-based networking media doesn’t make a difference to me as long as it won’t discolor my picture. I need everybody to realize that if Naira Marley is stating extortion isn’t wrongdoing; he is without anyone else. No youthful artiste should attempt to legitimize or extol wrongdoing,” he included.
Marley, while censuring Ruggedman, had additionally blamed him for laying down with a companion, 9ice’s significant other. In any case, responding to the remarks, Ruggedman stated, “It is old ‘significance,’ and it never occurred;
when individuals don’t have anything cement to add to somebody’s life after they’ve failed, they single out anything they feel would hurt you. For someone that knows nothing about 9ice or me to turn out and state anything is silly. I comprehend; I’m not about that.