The last few weeks has seen all sorts of opinions and reactions on social media after the arrest of Naira Marley by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and was made to appear in court for advanced fee-fraud.
Recall that Marley alongside Zlatan and three of their associates were nabbed by the operatives of the EFCC following their controversial support for fraudulent practices among young Nigerians. It was reported that electronic devices belonging to the parties were confiscated during the bust, prompting the agency to launch strict investigations into their activities.
Few days after their arrest, Zlatan and two others were released while Naira Marley remained in custody because they found incriminating evidence on his laptop.
Following Zlatan’s secured freedom, the rapper has sent a very cute and emotional message to his friend and colleague and we think it’s the cutest post you’d read today.
The singer took to his Instagram page on Thursday, May 23, 2019, where he shared a video and cute message dedicated to Naira Marley. According to him, it doesn’t matter what people might say or do, he would continue to value their friendship.
“People can hate and judge! But can never change GOD’s plan concerning ones LIFE !!! If our creator should act with how powerful he his !! Non of us will be alive !! Despite our iniquities! Life for easy if to say he come with manual !! Nai am out here representing the street! Till whenever. I love you not because you my friend alone but because I was A MARLIAN BEFORE I STARTED MUSIC ,” he wrote.View this post on Instagram
People can hate and judge ! But can never change GOD’s plan concerning ones LIFE !!! If our creator should act with how powerful he his !! Non of us will be alive !! Despite our iniquities! Life for easy if to say he come with manual !! Nai am out here representing the street! Till whenever I love you not because you my friend alone but because I was A MARLIAN BEFORE I STARTED MUSIC
A post shared by Kapaichumarimarichopaco(@zlatan_ibile) on May 23, 2019 at 6:58am PDT
In other related news, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu is calling on Nigerian artiste and comedians to collaborate with the anti-graft agency in its fight against all forms of corruption.
EFCC acting spokesman, Tony Orilade quoted the chairman to have told the stakeholders in the entertainment industry that they have a part to play in discouraging criminality in the society.
In an interactive session on Wednesday with artistes, comedians and On-Air-Personalities (OAP) which held at the EFCC Headquarters, Jabi, Abuja, Magu spoke on the prosecution of musician, Afeez Fashola, a.k.a Naira Marley, for charges bordering on internet fraud.
He also spoke on the large reach celebrities have and how their voice would be helpful in the commission’s fight against corruption.
“I have said it in the past and I will also like to restate, that the EFCC does not go after an innocent person.
“Our mandate is to rid Nigeria of any form of economic and financial crimes, and internet.
Magu also sought to partner with Nigerian artistes and comedians in the fight against corruption particularly ‘internet fraud’.
EFCC acting spokesman, Tony Orilade quoted the chairman to have told the stakeholders in the entertainment industry that they had a part to play in discouraging criminality in the society.
He said, “You have a very wide reach, so lend us your voices. Please let your works propagate and promote integrity and the right values.
“I urge you to raise a collective slogan against all forms of criminality among our youths, condemn in strong terms, ostentatious living without credible sources of income, particularly the get-rich-at-all-cost syndrome among the youths.
“We need you to join hands with the EFCC in this fight against corruption because we need you more than ever before to change the negative narratives about our country being havens of internet fraudsters.
“I have always stressed that we cannot claim to have the monopoly of knowledge of how to fight corruption at the EFCC.
“We are, however, driven by the passion to explore all frontiers that will enable us to achieve a better society for our children yet unborn – an egalitarian society and one which we all can be proud of.”