EFCC arrest

Azeez Adeshina Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, also known for his staunch support for online fraudulent activities and encouraging Nigerian youths to participate in defrauding Caucasians has been arrested and charged to court.

He appeared on the 20th of May, 2019 at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos state after his arrest 10 days prior to the court date. The singer appeared without lawyers who could not reach the venue of the hearing. The singer pleaded not guilty, and will remain in prison till the 30th of May, 2019.


Read the Economic financial crime commission report of the case of Naira Marley:

                      Internet Fraud: Naira Marley Arraigned, Remanded in Prison Custody

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on May 20, 2019 arraigned a Nigerian artiste, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, before Justice Nicholas I. Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on an 11-count charge bordering on cybercrime. .
The defendant was arrested on May 10, 2019, following intelligence report received by the Commission about his alleged involvement in internet fraud. .
One of the counts reads: “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Yad isril (still at large), on or about the 26th  day of November, 2018, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired amongst yourself to use Access card no : 5264711020433662 issued to persons other  than you in a bid to obtain gain and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27(1) (b) of the Cybercrime Prohibition, Prevention etc Act 2015 and punishable under Section 33(2) of the same Act.” .
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.
In view of his pleas, the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, asked the court for a trial date. .
He also prayed for accelerated hearing of the case and urged the court to remand the defendant in prison custody. .
Counsel to the defendant, Taiwo Oluwa Ore- Agba, asked the court for a date to hear the bail application on behalf his client. .
Consequently, Justice Oweibo adjourned the case to May 30, 2019 and ordered the defendant to be remanded in prison custody pending the hearing of the bail application.

Abuja, Nigeria :An Online fraudster popularly call "Yahoo yahoo" boy has been arrested. The fraudster Promise Ntuen Ekemini was arrested by the Economic and financial crimes commission (EFFC). Promise had hacked into an email of an Australian citizen, Brian Roderick Daniel to use it in defrauding people of a property in 143,  Sprinaway Parade, Falcon, Western Australia.  Promise got the information needed via his mail and offered the property of Brian online without his consent.


Brian was fortunate to know about this and reported the fraudster to the Australian who then alerted the EFCC in Nigeria. The EFCC keeps watching Promise movement and waiting for the right time he will pick up the property document. He was later picked up after so much investigation and keeping tabs on his movement.

Promise had decided to sell the property online for $800,000. He was later sentenced and convicted for a year in prison by Justice Kudirat Jose for unlawful hijacking of email . Other charges include :

  • Conspiracy to defraud
  • Attempt to obtain money by false pretences and forgery