The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday evening released rapper Zlatan Ibile following his arrest alongside colleague musician Naira Marley over their alleged involvement in cyber fraud, popularly known in local parlance as Yahoo Yahoo.
Many have wondered why the EFCC released Zlatan and left Naira Marley in jail when they are both accused of the same crimes.
However, the commission in a statement released Wednesday morning, stated that the fact that Zlatan has been freed doesn’t mean he is innocent or acquitted of the crimes he has been accused of.
The statement added that Naira Marley is still in prison because there is “overwhelming evidence” against him so they can’t free him.
“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,” the statement read.