Budding Nigerian rappers, Naira Marley and Zlatan Ibile, who were arrested on Friday morning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in connection with alleged cases of internet fraud and money laundering are still in detention.
The EFCC’s acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, in an interview with Punch confirmed that the artistes have still not been released. Orilade said, “They are still with us as we are talking.”
Asked if the singers would spend the weekend in custody, he said, “they are still with us. When they are released, I will let you know”.
Zlatan Ibile and Naira Marley pictured among others who were arrested by the EFCC
Popular Nigerian Musicians, Afeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael aka Zlatan Ibile, Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode aka Rahman Jago and two others will be charged to court for their alleged links to cyber crime, EFCC has revealed.
The trio, alongside two others, Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses and Abubakar Musa, were arrested in the early hours of Friday, at 9, Gbangbola Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos.
However, giving an update on their situation, today, a top source within EFCC, told SaharaReporters that the agency has plans to use information volunteered by the suspects to charge them to court. And that, until then, they will remain in detention.