Azeez Fashola, Nigerian singer better known as Naira Marley, has become the subject of ridicule on social media following his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The controversial singer was taken in for questioning on Friday morning for alleged involvement in advance fee fraud and internet related offences.
“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, arrested two fast-rising Nigerian musicians – Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan), in connection with alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering. Intelligence report had also linked them to cybercrime offences,” Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman.
Following his arrest, Nigerians took to Twitter to taunt the singer with hilarious comments, photos and videos.
“Naira Marley is a Goal, Yahoo is a Goal, EFCC is Goal, Court is a Goal, Possible Prison is a Goal, Freedom of speech is a Goal, but freedom after speech is not a goal. No sane person supports fraud even though the person engages in it ‘Openly’,” a Twitter user said.
“Everyone tryna form freedom of speech. Freedom after speech is not assured. EFCC go carry u. Be careful on this social media streets. You mustn’t have an opinion on every topic! Do what u do in silence. Don’t defend anything. Just shut the f**k up,” another user said.
Here’s what some Nigerians had to say:
Naira Marley is a Goal
Yahoo is a Goal
Efcc is Goal
Court is a Goal
Possible Prison is a Goal
Freedom of speech is a Goal
But freedom after speech is not a goal😂
No sane person supports fraud even though the person engages in it "Openly".
— Remi Wakaholic (@aderemimoses) May 10, 2019
Everyone tryna form freedom of speech… Freedom after speech is not assured. EFCC go carry u.
Be careful on this Social Media streets. You mustn’t have an Opinion on every Topic!
Do what u do in silence. Don't defend anything. Just shut the fuck up!
— Danny Walter 👑 (@Cutewalter_) May 10, 2019
EFCC : now you have to tell us the names of your fellow yahoo boys or we will hand you over to SARs.
NAIRA MARLEY : ok officer I’ll talk ….
NAIRA MARLEY : zlatan
— vsop🇳🇬 (@daviedrose) May 10, 2019
EFCC questioning #NairaMarley
EFCC: Do you know Zlatan
Naira Marley : Yes
— OfficialBennyNaija (@Benzym4Com) May 10, 2019
EFCC: You were glorifying Yahoo like is no crime. Write in 10 sentences what you have to say to that??
Naira Marley: pic.twitter.com/aRJLfvj8zt
— ITAYEN (@DemGoTyre) May 10, 2019
Naira Marley : Contact me at [email protected]
EFCC : Can we book you for a show
Naira Marley : Sure, when do we meet
EFCC : Let's meet on Friday and seal off the deal
Naira Marley : I am here for the meeting.
EFCC : pic.twitter.com/SlpytRnipc
— KABIR LATEEF (@Oneboykb) May 10, 2019
I always knew there was sth wrong with Naira Marley… How can U be spending NAIRA in MALI?? 🤔🤔😜
Even Obi wasn't spending Naira in Nairobi 😄😄 pic.twitter.com/zCSyIsWlnk
— MC_PUNs😀😀 (@2much_opoTBdope) May 10, 2019
Stop coming here to disturb us with "EFCC have no right to arrest Naira Marley"
If you know what they've done is wrong, wear a shirt with "I am a Yahoo Boy" on it then go to EFCC office to protest. Shebi ori yin buru ni pic.twitter.com/g9CCxgUlie
— Retired Sinner (@R_Thobykov) May 10, 2019
Naira Marley: If you know about slavery, you'll know yahoo is not a crime
Zlatan: Yes bro, tell them!!!
EFCC: We are here for the arrest of Naira Marley and his accomplices
Naira Marley: Zlatan, how we wan take do this one?
Zlatan:Who be the "we"??? pic.twitter.com/tyQEDRNBPZ
— ZiiZii The Wizard (@kvng_ziiz) May 10, 2019
EFCC: What's your name?
Naira Marley: Naira Marley
— BIG_DADDY (@Ademola34053264) May 10, 2019
Pressmen: What do you have to say about yahoo and the arrest of your buddy Naira Marley by EFCC?
— 🇳🇬Your Destiny Helper🇳🇬 (@AyanfeOfGod) May 10, 2019
EFCC arrests controversial Nigerian artiste NAIRA MARLEY
NairaMarley: “Simi see trouble, am I a yahoo boy?"
Simi: ma bi mi ni JAMB QUESTION? pic.twitter.com/WUiKvjXUqz
— 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬💢CARO💢🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@Calorryne) May 10, 2019
EFCC calling zlatan after Nairamaley arrest
Zlatan: Am into graphics 😂
Who can relate? pic.twitter.com/sQdVbZi9U4
— cool soji (@Harkinsoji) May 10, 2019
So Naira Marley is celebrating his birthday in Efcc custody
Naija sweet like bitter leaf 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/CrYSsMp8qW
— Alfa Gbas-Gbos (@Usmanashafe) May 10, 2019
Rexxie: I dream say you deny Naira Marley
Zlatan: Lol, dream stupid jare. I no fit sly my real gee
EFCC: You're underarrest for being an accomplice to a Naira Marley
Zlatan: What is a Naira Marley? pic.twitter.com/dXfDrH9mgp
— Name: Anon Nameless (@Funnycator1) May 10, 2019
EFCC: you can call someone to bail you?
Naira Marley: *dials Zlatan number* Hello bro…
— The ONLY GODDESS 👑🇳🇬 (@aprilgains) May 10, 2019
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