Top 10 Richest Yahoo Boy in Nigeria - If I Disagree With The Naira Marley Arrest - Am I A Yahoo Boy?

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<br> Recently social media has been awash with hot takes on the arrest of Naira Marley, Zlatan, and some other people too irrelevant to name. They posed for a now-infamous mug shot of sorts, and as is the case with any hot button issue, the streets of Twitter are not the place for nuance.<br> <br> <br> <br> Regardless of what you think of the state of journalism in Nigeria, Sahara Reporters has managed to gain some credibility and thus my attention when looking for news reports on the arrest, status of the goal scoring crooner, his Zanku partner, and the EFCC proceedings - at large. - They report that a "Source" in the EFCC says the artistes "are also under the agency’s investigation for songs and comments glorifying cyber crime; most recently "am I a yahoo boy?" released on Thursday." Apparently (according to Sahara Reporters), EFCC arrested them "to profile them in order to establish their affiliations with internet fraudsters popularly called ‘Yahoo Yahoo’."<br> <br> <br> <br> Consequently, EFCC released Zlatan but is charging Naira Marley for offenses punishable under the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act 2015 that have to do with possession of someone else’s bank card with "intent to defraud." As you would expect, everyone and their uncle is going back and forth on the ethics of ‘Yahoo Yahoo’, the global shame that has come to the country as a result of pervasive internet - fraud, the need for a flag bearing generation to speak out against normalizing or legitimizing fraud and the need for artists - to stop glorifying what is clearly a crime. On the other hand, some believe that the EFCC and the ire of the public should be directed at larger more damaging corruption plaguing the government and society at large, the argument here is that there are socioeconomic contexts - that need to be looked at when trying to understand what drives many ‘youths’ to internet fraud.<br> <br> <br> <br> I’m sympathetic to both arguments and feel like we can all walk and chew gum at the same time. I respect the vigilance with which a new generation of Nigerians - wants to police the content of music put out by artists, I agree that the actions - of many of us have led the global community to treat us with warranted suspicion and that there’s a need to encourage more ethical behavior across the board. Many young people have given in to the promise of quick unearned wealth, and the socioeconomic argument starts to fall apart here due to the investment - (money & time) required to successfully pull off the scam. The economy would be much better off if the capital and labor could be directed - towards legal ventures, but it’s here also that the moral warriors must concede flaws in their arguments. Basic social theory tells us that unemployment is a driver of crime, understanding of that simple concept does not require - one to surrender the moral high ground, it only necessitates a more nuanced approach to the issue. I think back to the glee with which I (and almost every Nigerian) danced to Yahooze, the Olu Maintain classic that inspired a fascination with Hummer vehicles as the surest indicator of someone who had "hammered." To be Nigerian, in many regards is to subscribe to the belief that one day, you too could come across a significant windfall and have your life dramatically altered, i.e. you have hammered. Churches preach a toxic prosperity message that encourages believers to see God’s blessing through the wealth and splendor of the church, and the pastor, of course. People are encouraged to sow, and give and pray for that job, somebody, contract, etc. that would make everything okay. This mindset is pervasive throughout the country and has created very fertile ground for yahoo yahoo - to thrive, this reality cannot be ignored.<br> <br> <br> <br> Often, in pursuit of a righteous outcome, citizens are willing to give up some of their civil liberties, in the delusion that they are secure in their alignment with the oppressive state. I do not hear much (if any) talk about how absurd it is that the EFCC could predicate the arrest of a Nigerian Citizen - on the lyrics of their song. This is troublesome and the kind of authoritarian approach to law enforcement - that leads to the arrest of many young people over dreadlocks, tattoos, etc. If the Sahara Reporters story and the source is accurate, the EFCC had a hunch, then arrested Nigerians, detained them for days with hopes to validate their suspicion, reasonable cause here being the lyrics of a song. The press releases from the EFCC referred to a "Laptop" recovered from the arrest as if to suggest that possession of laptop somehow indicates criminality.<br> <br> <br> <br> While it’s possible for law enforcement to use an artist’s lyrics in law enforcement proceedings, it’s usually when the artist is dumb enough to describe criminal acts that corroborate real-life crimes or the artist explicitly threatens violence against others, and it’s still a complicated issue legal experts are yet to reach a consensus over.<br> <br> <br> <br> The laws surrounding fraud in Nigeria are flimsy, just flimsy enough for the EFCC and police to bully young Nigerians but too flimsy to sustain serious cases against more large-scale fraud. - In my opinion, it’s irrelevant that the EFCC found cards belonging to other people (likely for fraudulent purposes) in Naira Marley’s possession after a frivolous arrest, fraud is terrible, and virtue signaling on twitter doesn’t change that or address what I see as the more significant issue. I worry more about Nigerian Law enforcement being able to arrest Nigerians without reasonable cause. The due process that failed here fails the innocent too.<br>

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