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Following the arrest of musician Afeez Fashola, Popularly known as Naira Marley this morning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the anti-graft agency has given reasons for the arrest.

Marley and others were arrested Friday morning by the EFCC in Lagos, in relation to alleged advance fee scam and related cyber crimes
Naira Marley, known for his single ‘Issa Goal,’ recently came under fire by renowned rapper, Ruggedman, for promoting Internet fraud in his music.
The acting EFCC spokesperson, Mr Tony Orilade, in an interview said, “Yes, he is with us. He’s not the only person; he had some other persons also arrested alongside (him).
“They were arrested in relation to advance fee fraud — Internet-related cases and all of that. Give me a little time and I will get you the details.”
A video featuring Ruggedman has gone viral this week in which the rapper called out Naira Marley for advocating Internet fraud. The artiste noted that the promotion of such cyber crimes impacted negatively on Nigerians abroad.
However, Naira Marley, whose recent song is titled ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy,’ responded by mocking Ruggedman in an Instagram video and defended his artistic choices.
The EFCC last year launched Operation Cyber Storm which sought to curb the activities of Internet fraudsters. Over 150 suspects have been reportedly arrested across the country.
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