EFFC parades Naira Marley and Zlatan Ibile. Instagram

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has paraded two Nigerian singers, Afeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley and Omoniyi Temidayo, popularly known as Zlatan Ibile in connection with alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering.

The anti-graft agency in a statement on Friday afternoon said intelligence report had also linked them to cybercrime offences.

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They were arrested along with Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode, Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses and Abubakar Musa.

Their arrest followed an early morning raid on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9, Gbangbola Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos.

At the point of arrest, the Commission found and recovered a number of items, including laptops, from the suspects.

They have so far volunteered useful information about their involvement in the alleged criminal activities, even as investigations continue.

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Naira Marley, Four Others Quizzed by EFCC over Internet Fraud . . The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, arrested two fast-rising Nigerian musicians – Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan), in connection with alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering. Intelligence report had also linked them to cybercrime offences. . . They were arrested along with: Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode, Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses and Abubakar Musa. . . Their arrest followed an early morning raid on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9, Gbangbola Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos. . . At the point of arrest, the Commission found and recovered a number of items, including laptops, from the suspects. . . They have so far volunteered useful information about their involvement in the alleged criminal activities, even as investigations continue. . . #YahooYahoo #YahooBoys #InternetFraud #InternetFraudsters #MoneyLaundering #Scam #AdvanceFeeFraud #Scam #Fraud #Corruption #Crime #EFCC #TheFightAgainstCorruption #FightingForYou

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This online news medium had reported that Marley had said that internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys) help Nigeria’s economy.

He added that they were carrying our revenge for the slave trade in the past after Simi publicly told those in the act not to buy her music.

The singer, who said this in an Instagram Live video last week, added that the political class had looted the country and thus the economy would have collapsed if not for “Yahoo Boys” who make money “go round” in Nigeria.

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?” he asked.

“You better sit down and pray for yahoo boys. If them stop yahoo, the money would not pass you guys

“The money will go like this, from Obasanjo to Tinubu, from Tinubu to Mr Japa, you think me I need Yahoo?

“I make money from my music.”

Days later, he teamed up with Zlatan Ibile to release a banging single ”Am I a yahoo boy”.