Singer Zlatan Ibile has finally spoken out following his arrest and release by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
The rapper/singer in a new Interview, revealed how the operatives of EFCC stormed his house and arrested him, Naira Marley and three others.
The singer explained that they were all gearing up for Naira’s birthday on the said date of their arrest. He narrated how he was tired on that said day, went to bed, only to be woken up by a loud knock on his door. He looked out the window, saw men on red jackets. They came in and took their properties (laptops, phones). While on their way to the station, they also played their songs for them, “Able God”, “Am I a yahoo boy” etc.
He also explained how the interrogation started when they got to the commission’s office. “They said they wanted to search our phones and our laptops and everything… and then if we do not have anything implicating, then we’d be free to go. They made all their researches. When there was nothing on my phones and my laptop, I was able to sleep. They could not grant bail from Friday until Monday. Because they said Saturday and Sunday is not a working day for them. So they didn’t grant bail during weekends. So we had to sleep till Monday,” he said.
He was then asked if he thinks his music and comments on social media led to his arrest. “I can’t really say anything led to it. But we just found ourselves there and we had to face it,” he replied. He also denied claims that he’s a yahoo boy. “I am not a yahoo boy, I am an entertainer,” he insisted. Zlatan also spoke about who bailed him out.