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I have two wives and four children, I’m not a criminal —Naira Marley [Read Full Details]

Musician Azeez Fashola , popularly known as Naira Marley , says he has two wives and four children who are all British citizens .

He said he is not a criminal and has no idea what the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission found on his laptop .

Naira Marley , who claimed to be 28 -years old , said apart from storing his songs and music videos , he had never done anything illegal with his laptop .

The artiste said this in his statement on oath which he made while in EFCC custody , which was obtained exclusively by The PUNCH .

The artiste , 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 staying in the United Kingdom .

“I studied in the United Kingdom , started studying at Porlock Hall , then 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 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 .”

According to Naira Marley, he did not own a laptop but was given one to use temporarily to upload videos on YouTube.

He said , “I started making music in 2014 individually ( 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 deals 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.”

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 .

“He owns the butcher ’s and an electronics shop in England . He is a British citizen , though his family is from Iraq .

“I don ’t have a 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 said .

The EFCC had arrested the artiste on May 10 , 2019 together with Omoniyi Temidayo ( aka Zlatan Ibile ) and three others for alleged advance fee fraud.

Following his arrest , the anti- graft agency filed 11 charges against him .

The charges with suit number FHC /L / 178 C / 19 were filed before a Lagos State High Court .

The artiste was later arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi , Lagos , on May 20 , 2019 .

Following his arraignment , Justice Oweibo ordered that Naira Marley be remanded in prison custody until May 30 to take the bail application filed by the defence counsel , Taiwo Oreagba , on behalf of his client .

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