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Tuesday, 20th August, 2019
 Nigeria   ::   News
UPDATE: EFCC releases Zlatan, three others while Naira Marley remains in detention
May 15, 2019
Source: Oyedokun Ibukun S.

Fast-rising Nigerian hip hop artiste, Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael with the stage name Zlatan Ibile has been released from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s detention, while Afeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley is still being detained.

The 24-year-old artiste and three others were released on Tuesday night.

The Zanku crooner was released alongside his crew members, Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode, Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses and Abubakar Musa.

The EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, confirmed that the suspects were released on administrative bail.

“There is overwhelming evidence against Naira Marley; so we can’t afford to release him on administrative bail like Zlatan and the three others.

“That Zlatan has been released does not mean they have been discharged and acquitted. Naira Marley is still in our custody and will be charged to court soon and we will make the charges known in an official statement soon.”

In respect to the report that Davido facilitated Zlatan’s release by allegedly hiring a Senior Advocate of Nigeria who helped in securing the bail of the singer, the EFCC thereby maintained that such report is false.

Zlatan Ibile launched his career in 2017. And have a vast recognition with his hit song, “My Body” and the “Shaku Shaku” dance step.

He came to the limelight in January 2019, after he featured in Davido’s song titled “bum bum”.

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