Ruggedman says he’s been receiving threat messages after EFCC announced it will arraign Naira Marley, Zlatan and others in court

Ruggedman says he’s been receiving threat messages after EFCC announced it will arraign Naira Marley, Zlatan and others in court

Veteran rapper, Ruggedman, says he’s been receiving several threat messages after EFCC announced that upcoming artistes, Naira Marley, real name Afeez Fashola and Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael aka Zlatan Ibile, will soon be arraigned.

Shocking!  Ruggedman says he's been receiving threat messages after EFCC announced it will arraign Naira Marley and Zlatan in court
Ruggedman says he’s been receiving threat messages after EFCC announced it will arraign Naira Marley and Zlatan in court ( Dailypost Nigeria)

Amongst the arrested by EFCC was Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode, aka Rahman Jago, Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses and Abubakar Musa.

A source from the EFCC Head of media, told Dailypost that the suspects were still held in detention.

“They are still with us and expectedly will be arraigned in court this week. No date has been fixed yet but as soon as I confirm, I’ll let you know”, the spokesman said.

Reacting to allegations that he was the catalyst in making the situation get worse, Ruggedman, in a statement said although it was a disrespect to him, he however, has nothing against Naira Marley.

He added that he hopes the singer can make better use of his influence.

He said: “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.”

Ruggedman added that he only tried to caution a young singer, who was going against a general act viewed as crime all over the world.

“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 never responded to Naira Marley’s invective nor those of his fans, same way I have not responded to any of the negative comments from social media.

“I note that saying I was “happy in a way” about his arrest has evidently frayed some nerves and for that, I apologise. It was in hope that it would serve as deterrent for persons who might consider the said ills or need to make a u-turn.”

He said it was possible that Naira Marley’s doom came from his uncontrolled social media post, we’re he praised fraud and cyber crimes. He added that the security agencies might have seen them.

“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

Bueze

Bueze is a Senior Content Creator at Gutsynaij News. He is a Journalist|| Writer|| Digital Media Strategist || Web Designer #ProudProduct of The Nigerian Institute of Information Extensionst(NIE) ||Die-hard Liverpool fan. Proudly from Imo State, Eastern Nigeria.

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