Naira Marley: Ruggedman reacts, speaks on telling EFCC to arrest singer

Veteran rapper, Ruggedman, has reacted to the arrest of singer, Naira Marley by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The EFCC had yesterday explained why it arrested Naira Marley, real name Afeez Fashola and also confirmed the arrest of Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael aka Zlatan.

Ruggedman said he has been accused of reporting the singer to the anti-graft agency, but added that he has no such powers.

Naira Marley was arrested by the EFCC, on Friday over his campaign in support of internet fraudsters also known as Yahoo Boys.

Ruggedman, had earlier clashed with the singer on social media over his opinion on Yahoo Boys. He had advised him not to mislead Nigerian youths.

In a interview with City Fm on Friday, Ruggedman said he was happy Naira Marley was arrested because the ‘Am I a yahoo boy’ singer played himself.

He said he was expecting to see the singer’s supporters at the EFCC office bearing placards in protest but he never saw any.

The ‘Nigeria jaga jaja’ crooner wondered why Naira Marley should be promoting what everyone had been campaigning against.

He said, “I wake up this morning to see say EFCC don carry am. I don dey wait since make all those his people wey dey hala I think say dem for don go EFCC office go protest but well I see dem na… make we dey wait.

“Well, at the end of the day, my advice to everyone on social media, all the gansters and gangsteresses, you should know that when they push you on socia media, there’s real lfe.

“When you cross socia media fake life with reality, there’ll be problems and that’s what happened to him [Naira Marley]. Reality pulled him out from social media to explain his slavery issue.

“Some people are saying that I told EFCC to arrest him. I don’t have such power.

“My fear was when he came out to say such things, and I said ‘do not mislead the youths.’

“A lot of people see all the benz life and they want to live. But now they know the EFCC and the police are watching. And at the end of the day someone says Ruggedman snitched on me.”

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