Zlatan Ibile and Naira Marley were arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on suspicion of their involvement in cybercrime.
Zlatan was released but Naira Marley is still in EFCC’s custody and has been charged with 11 counts of crimes relating to cybercrime.
There have been a lot of speculations regarding how the arrest happened but Zlatan is finally giving us his account of the incident.
“It was Naira’s Birthday, some minutes before 12, we were anticipating Naira’s birthday, we reposted him on snap and Insta. …I was so tired… I went to my room to sleep and that was all until someone was knocking on my door, then I was trying to wake up and I was seeing red jacket and wondering how come, this is becoming reality bvecause the last song we did together, the video Naira got arrested. so it was like everything was about to happen for real. They took our phones, everything. Our properties that they could see. On our way to their station, they were playing our songs till we got to their office. They said they wanted to search our phones… they made all research but they did not find anything.”
When asked what led to the arrest, this was what Zlatan had to say “I can’t really say anything led to it. We just found ourselves there and that was the story. We are there, we had to just face it. Life comes with a lot of challenges when you’re on your way to the top. They’re so many personal issues that are ticker than just EFCC arresting you… life is all about challenges and we conquer them to get to the next level.”
He even went further to compare Naira Marley to Mandela saying that “His social media followers increased without posting anything so it is a bad and a good thing at the same time. We all make mistakes in life. We all face challenges in life. The likes of our former president Obasanjo was formerly in jail. Nelson Mandela was formerly in jail. Meek Mill came out of jail and released Championships. It is only God that is holy. Nobody is above mistakes.”