Over the past weeks, the ‘Naira Marley gist’ has been a trend online and on the lips of his fans home and abroad. News has been flying all around social media with different opinions on his arrest by the EFCC on the 10th of May,
based on the charge of internet fraud popularly known as yahoo yahoo. This arrest followed the release of his hit song ‘Am a yahoo boy’ that broke the internet. It does look like he shot himself in the foot with that one. Yikes!
Funny enough, it looks like this is not Naira Marley’s first crime palava, In 2014, he was declared wanted by the Lewisham police for crimes such robbery and sexual assault on a night bus in Surrey Canal Road, New Cross. Again, yikes!
He was in court on Monday, 20th of May 2019 where he faced trial at the Lagos Federal High Court, Ikoyi after spending 10 days in prison. There was a dramatic display at the court premises that involved some fans chanting ‘free marley’ although, rumour has it that the chanters were hired.
While some think that Naira Marley deserves what he got, some unbelievably think that he is a mentor to them and as a result he should not have been arrested in the first place. Well, what do you think?
Whatever it may be, it is obvious that Naira Marley has been through something akin to the terrors of hell, spending time in the Nigerian prison with mosquitoes as bed warmers. Luckily for him on the 30th of May, he was granted bail by the Federal High Court in Lagos with the sum of N2m. Justice Nicholas Oweibo granted the bail with two sureties.
Soon after, his management took to social media to announce that he will be released from prison today. He released a song titled ‘why o’; a rant on his jail experience and how some of his friends deserted him during this period.
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