Naira Marley has remained the only one in custody after his colleagues were released by the EFCC yesterday. His management has however come out with a press statement stating the embattled singers’ innocence.According to the statement, the laptop found with Naira Marley wasn’t his and he was simply borrowing it to record and upload music.
Read excerpts of the press release below:
“Naira Marley was found with an item that does not belong to him. Items retrieved were borrowed so he can upload music, videos and records whilst visiting Nigeria.
“Naira does not believe he is above the law, he made a few comments that did not sit well with the authorities and they are using him as a scapegoat to show their strict stance on cyber-crime. Naira has been in custody for over five days.
“Naira Marley is an artiste that speaks for the street, those who do not have a voice, not only in Nigeria but in the UK also. Although his messages may come across misconstrued, he loves his country, he cares for his people and wants people to feel free and happy when they listen to his music.
According to the EFCC ‘ There is overwhelming evidence against Naira Marley; so we can’t afford to release him on administrative bail like Zlatan and the three others’.
Marley is still EFCC custody and he is to be charged to court at a later date.