Daddy Showkey slams Naira Marley, pleads for his release
Galala exponent and Ajegunle to the world initiator, Daddy Showkey has scolded embattled afro-pop artiste, Naira Marley, who is currently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged internet scam, for insulting his elders on social media.
The veteran singer took to his Instagram page on Wednesday, May 15, to call out the embattled Zlatan and pleaded for his release.
“A lot of una dey call me because of Naira Marley, una dey say I nor wan put mouth for Naira Marley matter. Me, I nor go put my mouth for where small pikin dey insult em elders and some people dey try to make the elder look stupid when he dey talk the truth. But I go only talk say pikin no go bad, we go say make them kill am. We go find a way to save am…Me, I go beg the EFCC make them temper justice with mercy make them look around way to go about this investigation because this young man just dey grow. Make em take this one learn lesson, make em know as he go put em mouth for word.
“Temper justice with mercy. This is just a young man growing up; lets not use his mistakes to spoil his career. We all went through so many things growing up. We can use him as a spoke man to young people against crime @officialefcc may be he will learn with this,” Showkey stated in a video.
It would be recalled that few weeks ago, prior to his arrest on Friday, May 10, Naira Marley made the headlines after he shared a post on his Instagram page suggesting that he had a soft spot for people involved in Internet fraud (yahoo yahoo).
This did not go down well with ace rapper, Ruggedman, who called out Naira Marley in a video while having a chat session with Hip TV.
According to Ruggedman, the fact that the government is unable to provide the basic amenities and infrastructure for its citizens doesn’t give anyone the right to get involved in Internet fraud. This resulted in online war of words between rising act and the veteran rapper, which went on back and forth.
“For a young upcoming artist like him, he shouldn’t be doing stuff like that. You don’t just come out and start celebrating fraud. Especially something, nothing not just in Nigeria but the whole world is frowning upon. You don’t want to know how they look at Nigerians abroad because of fraud. Does two wrongs make a right?
“Because the government is making us lack in things like jobs and all, you now want to start stealing and killing and robbing and you’d say it is because the government is not providing you with some certain things. Everybody in the London, in the American, in the Dublin, we are not supporting that boy o, he is a fraudster on his own. We are hardworking Nigerians,” he said.
Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibile and three others, who were arrested with Naira Marley, have regained their freedom. They were released on Tuesday, May 14, on administrative ground while Naira Marley is still in custody of the anti-graft agency following alleged overwhelming evidence against him.