The singer who was apprehended on Friday, May 10th, was said to have been in connection with alleged Internet fraud and money laundering.
Contrary to the reports that he had been released, the commission’s acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, in an interview with PUNCH confirmed that there had been order to detain Naira Marley.
Asked how long 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 an order to keep a suspect in custody could take either seven, 10 or 14 days.
The EFCC had 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.