Nigerian rapper, Ruggedman has further restated his earlier stand that he did not snitch on embattled Nigerian singer, Naira Marley who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) some weeks ago in connection to internet fraud popularly known as yahoo yahoo.
Speaking about the allegations made against him by Kemi Olunloyo who claimed that he snitched on Naira Marley, the “Ehen” crooner stated that his lawyers will act if the controversial journalist fails to stop. He also disclosed that a letter was written to Olunloyo, asking her to “retract, cease and desist from further defamation of the character of Ruggedman”. She has also been cautioned warned to take down the posts she had already made on social media or civil actions would be taken against her.
“The next step has been clearly stated in my lawyers’ letter to her. They will act accordingly if she fails to stop.”
On what he thinks her motives are for ‘attacking’ him, he said,
“I wouldn’t know her state of mind or her motives. My interest is her not using her platform or any platform to defame my name and spread false information that could incite people into actions that threaten my peace and safety. That is against the law.”
Insisting that he didn’t speak against Naira Marley, but rather cautioned him, he said,
“I didn’t speak against Naira Marley. I only cautioned a young artiste from saying what I knew would not go down well with the authorities. It is who I am and I will always be me. I stand for what’s right, whether for myself or another person.”
It would be recalled that prior to his arrest, Naira Marley was vocal on social media about his support for internet fraudsters known as yahoo boys, In one of such posts, he asked fans to pray for yahoo boys rather than condemn them because they make money circulate in the economy. Naira Marley alongside Simi were two of Naira Marley’s celebrity critics on the issue of yahoo yahoo.