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Trending: Naira Marley’s management clears air on on why he is still in Ikoyi prison

Naira MarleyIt has been revealed that the Naira Marley who was arrested on May 10th by the EFCC, is awaiting the fulfillment of his bail conditions.

He was arraigned in court by the EFCC on grounds of allegedly committing cyber crimes.

Naira Marley was granted bail by the court on May 30th. According to his management, the singer hasn’t been let out of the ikoyi prison because EFCC is yet to verify that he has met his bail conditions.

Naira Marley makes court appearance today

Embattled rapper, Naira Marley appears in court to face 11 count charges of fraud (Photos)…How singer’s mum burst into tears on seeing him

This is not best of time for Nigerian singer Naira Marley. The embattled rapper,Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, has been arraigned at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos this morning to face 11 charges bordering on fraud against him for alleged credit card fraud.
According to reports , the Am I A Yahoo Boy crooner arrived at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi on Monday, May 20, for the commencement of proceedings against him filed by the financial crimes commission.

It was also gathered that the mother of the singer could not help herself from bursting into tears upon sighting her son who has been in detention over the past days.

Recall that fellow colleague Zlatan Ibile, who was also arrested alongside the sensational music act, regained his freedom some days ago. However, Marley was held back after the EFCC reported that incriminating materials were found on his computer.




(Trending) ‘I didn’t engineer Naira Marley’s arrest’ – Ruggedman

It has been reported that Nigerian rapper, Ruggedman has finally addressed his recent face-off with upcoming rapper, Naira Marley, who is currently in EFCC on fraud related charges.

According to Ruggedman, ‘I do not know Naira Marley personally, the same way I do not know the over 300 Nigerians I have gotten justice for against police brutality. I do it because it is who I am’.

See his statement below:

My fellow Nigerians and the Distinguished members of the Press,

I have read and heard all sorts of comments pertaining to the Naira Marley case and seen the misinformation making the rounds which is quite unfortunate to say the least.

I do not know Naira Marley personally, the same way I do not know the over 300 Nigerians I have gotten justice for against police brutality. I do it because it is who I am.

All I did was caution a young artist, who has influence, against making utterances about an issue that by global standard is considered a crime.  I believe correcting this was the way to go as an elder, but got insulted for this even by those being misled.

I never responded to Naira Marley’s invectives nor those of his fans, same way I have not responded to any of the negative comments from social media.

I note that saying I was “happy in a way” about his arrest has evidently frayed some nerves and for that I apologise. It was in hope that it would serve as deterrent for persons who might consider the said ills or need to make a u-turn. It by no means was intended to wish for his downfall. It perhaps was not a good choice of word in hindsight. I do not look forward to anyone’s downfall but rather hope we all learn from the situation.

I hereby state categorically that I had nothing to do with his arrest. We all must recall that he glorified fraud on a public platform where security agencies like the Police, NDLEA and EFCC are also on. I am sure they saw his posts and captions the same way we all did. I, however, was the one that cautioned him. I guess this was what led all the darts and arrows my way as a literal mortal retribution to my person.

Despite the disrespect to my person, I got nothing against him and only longed for him to be discerning and utilise his position of influence appropriately.

May God bless you all and yes that includes those wishing me evil and threatening me. Nothing will change who I am and I will keep you all in my prayers.

So Sad! Naira Marley arraigns by EFCC is real

Related imageThe arraignment of  Afeez Fashola who is fondly called Afeez Fashola is real .

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said that it will arraign musician, Afeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, anytime from now.

The singer was arrested last Friday 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  confirmed that the commission had received the 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.”

Election scandal: EFCC operatives arrest Sotayo Olatayo Johnson for vote buying allegation

EFCC operatives arrest Sotayo Olatayo Johnson, a contestant for Ogun State House of Assembly, allegedly caught with N1.709million neatly arranged in envelopes stashed in carrier bags.
He was arrested at Ijaye Park Polling Unit, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

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Politics: Rashidi Ladoja vs EFCC over Oyo State money

Image result for rashidi ladojaThere is real trouble for former Governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja .

It was reported on Friday said he was not worried by the ongoing suit instituted against him by EFCC saying that he will not refund any money to the anti-graft agency because he did not steal while in government.

The EFCC took Ladoja to court over alleged misappropriation of state funds while in office between 2003 and 2007.

When the case was recently reopened, the EFCC investigator, Abubakar Madaki, who testified against the former governor at the Federal High Court in Lagos, said while in office, Ladoja instructed that N6.6bn worth of shares belonging to the state be sold at discounted rates without the approval of the state executive council.

Madaki alleged that the money went into private pockets. However, Ladoja denied the allegations.

He said, “It was true that I did not return any money to the purse of the anti-graft agency because I did not steal state’s money. Why would I refund money when I did not steal any money? I am not bordered. It is true that EFCC said I didn’t refund money. This is because I did not steal any money.

The man said Ladoja has not refunded any money and he didn’t say the amount Ladoja has stolen that has to be refunded. He said EFCC has recovered money from other people but it has not recovered any money from Ladoja, so why must I be worried? I have not refunded any money as he said. As far as I am concern, there is no case there.”

Ladoja, who last year made his way back to the Peoples Democratic Party, also gave hint that he could leave the party again, citing differences between his group in the Oyo State chapter of the party and the National Working Committee over the formation of the state executive.


He said his group had given the NWC a seven-day ultimatum to address some of the issues he had raised.  “If I voluntarily went to the PDP and there was something I believed that were not doing the right way, there is no need for me to stay there. We don’t want the situation that a congress that was done correctly will now be set aside. The stakeholders in Oyo State have decided that if the impunity continues after the seven days ultimatum, we may take our leave.”

Senator Nwaoboshi in EFCC net over N4b contracts

Image result for Peter Onyeluka NwaoboshiFor hours yesterday,  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives quizzed Senator Peter Onyeluka Nwaoboshi over alleged unexecuted N4billion contracts and 20 accounts in six banks.

The senator, who represents Delta North Senatorial District, is also under investigation for allegedly obtaining a N1.2billion loan from Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) to buy electrical equipment and diverting the facility to personal use.

Three years after securing the loan for his firm, he has paid back just N150million.

Another issue against the Senator was the alleged use of a firm, Golden Touch Construction Project Limited, to purchase a 12-storey building in Apapa Lagos belonging to Delta State Government at the cost of N805, 000,000.00.

It was learnt that a response from the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) showed that the Senator “did not declare all the companies and banks account he has interest in despite being operational prior to the time he made the declaration.”

The EFCC closed in on the Senator following a petition from Delta State.

A top source in EFCC said: “The Senator is in our custody to respond to allegations against him. So far, he has been with a team of detectives handling the multiple cases concerning him before this commission.

“It is too early to say whether the EFCC will detain him. He has many questions to answer.”

A brief by the EFCC on the Senator indicated that Nwaoboshi secured theN1.2billion loan, under the Local Industrial Growth Scheme, when he was sitting on the Board of Directors of NEXIM Bank.

Although Nwaoboshi excused himself on the day the NEXIM board approved the facility for his company, the anti-graft agency said the deal smacked of internal abuse.”

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