Ruggedman, has reacted to the arrest of Naira Marley
Veteran rapper, Ruggedman, reacted to the arrest of singer Naira Marley from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The EFCC explained yesterday why it arrested Naira Marley, real name Afeez Fashola and also confirmed the arrest of Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael aka Zlatan.
Ruggedman said he was accused of informing the singer of the anti-graft agency, but added that he had no such powers.
Naira Marley was arrested on Friday by the EFCC for its campaign to support Internet scammers, also known as Yahoo Boys.
Ruggedman, had previously addressed the singer in social networks for his opinion on Yahoo Boys. He advised him not to cheat the Nigerian youth.
In an interview with City FM on Friday, Ruggedman said he was happy that Naira Marley was arrested because the singer “Am I A Yahoo Boy” performed.
He said he expected to see the singer’s supporters in the office of the EFCC with placards in protest, but he never saw anyone.
The crooner of “Nigeria jaga jaga” wondered why Naira Marley should have promoted what everyone had campaigned 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.”