There are confirmed reports that Zlatan has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission while his friend and colleague, Naira Marley remains in custody.
According to Premium Times, Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael also known as Zlatan Ibile was released along with side his crew members, Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode, Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses, and Abubakar Musa on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
Spokesman for the EFCC, Tony Orilade, confirmed that the suspects were released on administrative bail.
“There is overwhelming evidence against Naira Marley; so we can’t afford to release him on administrative bail like Zlatan and the three others. That Zlatan has been released does not mean they have been discharged and acquitted. Naira Marley is still in our custody and will be charged to court soon and we will make the charges known in an official statement soon," he said.
Naira Marley, Zlatan, and three others were arrested by the police on Friday, May 10, 2019, in Lagos for their alleged involvement in Internet fraud. The musicians alongside three others were paraded by the anti-graft commission.
EFCC parades Naira Marley, Zlatan and others [Photos]
The EFCC paraded Naira Marley, Zlatan, and some other suspects before the press on Friday, May 10, 2019. According to the EFCC, the music stars and three others were arrested for their alleged involvement in cyber crimes.
Photos of Naira Marley, Zlatan were shared on the official Instagram page of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission on Friday, May 10, 2019. The photo was captioned with an official statement by the crimes commission