Why EFCC May Be Unable To Prosecute Naira Marley – Kemi Olunloyo

Popular Nigerian self-acclaimed investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, has taken to her social media page to write a long note, explaining why the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may have a hard time prosecuting Singer Naira Marley.

The rapper, was arrested by the anti graft agency on the 10th of May, over alleged crimes bordering on internet fraud.

Kemi Olunloyo who has in several occasions aired her support for the up-and-coming singer wrote;

“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has written Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. to furnish it with details on credit cards used by musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley.”

The commission said the cards recovered from the artiste during his arrest were used for alleged identity theft and credit card fraud.”

According to court documents obtained by The PUNCH, the EFCC’s letters to Visa and Mastercard – titled, ‘Investigation Activities’ – were dated May 13, 2019, three days after it arrested Naira Marley”

The first card with number 4921819410257431 was issued by Lloyds Bank Plc and bears the name Timea Fedorne Tatar. The second card with number 4539782440624281 was issued by Barclays Bank Plc and bears the name Nicole Louise Maylon, while the third card with number 4757147207869807 was issued by Santander UK Plc and bears the name Sharon Broad. Likewise, in the EFCC’s letter to Mastercard, the commission asked the company to furnish it with information about the last five transactions on a Mastercard card recovered from the musician. The card number 5354631405139323 was issued by Prepay Technologies Ltd and bears the name Linh H. Mendez Rojas.”

Naira Marley was arrested on May 10 in Lekki, Lagos, together with Omomniyi Temidayo (aka Zlatan Ibile) and three others for alleged advance fee fraud. Following his arrest, the anti-graft agency filed an 11-count against Naira Marley. The charges with suit number FHC/L/178C/19 were filed before a Lagos State High Court then to a federal high court (Punch Newspapers)”


This @officialefcc case is literally a JOKE! @Visa and @mastercard sells PRIVACY & SECURITY as part of their mission. The moment they disclose any information whatsoever about other people’s credit card transactions, they’re dead!! Their shares will drop, they’ll lose customers and someone might also be crazy enough to sue them. EFCC is gonna have a difficult time getting info from them on these British issued credit cards they are pinning on #nairamarley because of privacy and disclosure. CASE SHOULD BE DISMISSED”

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