Rapper Ruggedman has revealed that he has no hand in the arrest of singer Naira Marley who was picked up by EFCC last week.
Naira Marley was arrested alongside Rapper Zlatan Ibile, Rahman Jago and two others in connection with internet fraud also known as Yahoo Yahoo.
Before the arrest, Ruggedman and Naira Marley have been on social media with words against each other over Naira Marley’s open support for Yahoo boys.
In a statement released, Ruggedman cleared the air on the arrest by stating that he has no hand in it.
His statement reads in part:
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 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.