NIGERIA- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it will arraign musician, Afeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, anytime from now.
The Am I a Yahoo Boy? singer was arrested on Friday morning by the EFCC in connection with alleged Internet fraud and money laundering.
The EFCC’s acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, in an interview with our correspondent confirmed that the Commission had received the order to detain Naira Marley.
When asked until when the musician would be detained, Orilade simply said, “He will be charged to court. As soon as we have a clear date, I will let you know.”
However, a source at the magistrate court told The PUNCH that such orders to keep a suspect in custody could take either seven, 10 or 14 days.
The EFCC arrested the singer based on “intelligence report” along with another artiste, Temidayo Omoniyi (aka Zlatan), and three other suspects — Tiamiu Abdulrahman, Adewunmi Adeyanju and Musa Abubakar — following an early morning raid at 9, Gbangbola Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos.
The Commission last year launched Operation Cyber Storm to curb the activities of internet fraudsters, with over 150 suspects reportedly arrested across the country so far.