Nigerian rapper, Rugged Man who was among those who called Naira Marley out after justifying yahoo publicly clears the air about the assumption that he’s involved in the arrest.
Before Naira Marley’s arrest, Rugged Man released a statement against Naira Marley’s behavior. On an interview with Hip TV, the rapper said,
“Don’t support that boy o (Naira Marley), he’s a fraudster. We are hardworking . A young upcoming artiste like him shouldn’t be doing stuff like this.”
Meanwhile after Naira Marley’s arrest, Rugged Man have been blamed by people who assume he is involved in his arrest especially after making a public statement that he’s happy the “issa goal” crooner has been arrested.
The rapper debunked the allegations, he wasn’t involved, he said.
Read His Statement Below:
“My fellow Nigerians and the Distinguished members of the Press, I have read and heard all sorts of comments pertaining to the Naira Marley case and seen the misinformation making the rounds which are quite unfortunate, to say the least. I do not know Naira Marley personally, the same way I do not know the over 300 Nigerians I have gotten justice for against police brutality. I do it because it is who I am.
“I note that saying I was “happy in a way” about his arrest has evidently frayed some nerves and for that, I apologise. It was in hope that it would serve as a deterrent for persons who might consider the said ills or need to make a U-turn. It by no means was intended to wish for his downfall. It perhaps was not a good choice of word in hindsight. I do not look forward to anyone’s downfall but rather hope we all learn from the situation.
“I hereby state categorically that I had nothing to do with his arrest. We all must recall that he glorified fraud on a public platform where security agencies like the Police, NDLEA, and EFCC are also on. I am sure they saw his posts and captions the same way we all did. I, however, was the one that cautioned him. I guess this was what led all the darts and arrows my way as literal mortal retribution to my person.
“Despite the disrespect to my person, I got nothing against him and only longed for him to be discerning and utilise his position of influence appropriately. May God bless you all and yes that includes those wishing me evil and threatening me. Nothing will change who I am and I will keep you all in my prayers.” He said.
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