Ruggedman says he had nothing to do with Naira Marley's arrest, reveals he has received threats

Ruggedman says he had nothing to do with Naira Marley's arrest, reveals he has received threats

Veteran Nigerian rapper Ruggedman has come out to clear the air regarding rumors of his involvement in the arrest of Naira Marley and Zlatan Ibile by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Recall that gathered that the duo was picked up by the crime commission for allegations bordering on advance fee fraud.

In a following development, the veteran rapper in a radio interview with City FM, disclosed that he was happy about the arrest of the two.

However, in a recent statement released by the top music act, he has stated that even though he openly expressed his satisfaction about the arrest, he completely had nothing to do with it.

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Ruggedman said he does not have any personal relationship with Naira Marley and all he did was to simply caution him against his public support of what has been considered as a crime by the general majority.

He also disclosed that since the two have been picked up by the financial crimes commission, he has gotten threats and evil wishes from people who hold the opinion that he was responsible for the arrest.

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"I hereby state categorically that I had nothing to do with his arrest. We all must recall that he glorified fraud on a public platform where security agencies like the police, NDLEA, and EFCC are also on. I am sure they saw his posts and captions the same way we all did. I, however, was the one that cautioned him.

"I guess this was what led all the darts and arrows my way as literal mortal retribution to my person. Despite the disrespect to my person, I got nothing against him and only longed for him to be discerning and utilise his position of influence appropriately.

"May God bless you all and yes that includes those wishing me evil and threatening me. Nothing will change who I am and I will keep you all in my prayers, over 300 Nigerians I have gotten justice for against police brutality. I do it because it is who I am." the statement read.

Read his full post below:

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