Naira Marley: I’m Not A Criminal, I Have Two Wives And Four Children
Singer, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, has revealed he’s legally married to two wives and four children who are all British citizens.
Naira Marley, who had earlier pleaded not guilty to an 11 count charge, leveled against him, said he is not a criminal and has absolutely no idea what the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) found on his laptop.
The “Am I a Yahoo Boy” crooner, Naira Marley, who also claimed to be 28-years old, However, said he had never at any point in time done anything illegal with his laptop, except storing his songs and music videos.
The singer said this in his statement on oath which he made while in EFCC custody, which was obtained by newsmen. Marley, who identified himself as a Swedish Yoruba man, wrote, “My name is Azeez Fashola.
“I am married to two wives and I have four kids. They are all British citizens currently staying in the United Kingdom. I studied in the UK, at Porlock Hall, thereafter, I moved to Walworth School where I received my GCSE.”
“My results for my GCSE are English (C), Maths (B) and Science (C). I left Walworth School with my qualification and went further to study at Peckham Academy, where I got a distinction in Business. Then, I went further to study at Crossways College where I finished my Business Law; but I had kids at that time, so I took a break and started making music till date.”
Meanwhile, Naira Marley had also mentioned that he did not own a laptop, but was given one to use temporarily to upload videos on YouTube.
Marley said, “I started making music in 2014 independently (sic), but now I’m signed to Marathon, a United Kingdom-based record label. I had a deal with Coca-Cola for my song, Issa Goal, in which I featured Olamide and Lil Kesh”.
“I also had dealt with Nike to participate in the Nigerian sportswear (sic). I’m in possession of a MacBook laptop, which I borrowed from a friend named Yad Isril in England because while returning to Nigeria, I knew I was going to need a laptop to upload my music videos on YouTube and also to keep my exclusive songs.”
In addition, Naira Marley added, “I’m in possession of the laptop but I have no idea what is on it apart from my music videos.” according to the artiste, the said laptop had no password and could be accessed by anyone. He claimed to have met Isril in a secondary school in England.
“Isril, owns an electronics shop in England. He is a British citizen, though his family is from Iraq. I don’t have my own personal laptop at the moment, because I don’t need it”.
“My management team handles everything I need to do on the laptop. I only use my iPhone X for everything I do,” he stated. The anti-graft agency had arrested the artiste on May 10, 2019, together with Omoniyi Temidayo (aka Zlatan Ibile) as well as three others for alleged advance fee fraud, (Yahoo Yahoo)
PostNaija reported that following his arrest, the anti-graft agency filed 11 charges against Naira Marley. The charges against Marley, with suit number FHC/L/178C/19, were filed before a Lagos State High Court.
Consequently, the artist was later arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, on May 20, 2019. As a result, Justice Oweibo ordered that the artiste, Naira Marley be remanded in prison custody until May 30 to take the bail application filed by the defense counsel, Taiwo Oreagba, on behalf of his client.