Timaya believes the musician, who has been slammed with 11 counts of theft and forgery, invited trouble for himself with his new song “Am I a Yahoo boy” which features Zlatan Ibile.
In a video on Instagram, the afro-dancehall artiste said Naira Marley evoked his arrest with lyrics of the song coupled with the visual presentation in its music video just a day after its release.
While speaking on how events can come to pass with words of the tongue, Timaya cited a number of entertainers including Nigerian rapper Dagrin, murdered American rappers Tupac, Notorious BIG and XXX Tenacion, who sang about death and it came upon them eventually.
According to him, that equally happened to Naira Marley, who also sang about being a Yahoo boy and posed being arrested for engaging in the illegitimate act via the video.
He posited that the tongue is a powerful tool and entreated all and sundry to be careful in making some utterances.
Naira Marley charged with 11 counts of credit card fraud
Naira Marley could be serving a minimum of seven years in jail if he is found guilty of multiple counts of credit card fraud against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
After almost a week in custody, the anti-graft agency will arraign the rapper, born Azeez Adeshina Fashola, before a Lagos Federal High Court on Monday, 20 May, over allegations of card theft and forgery.
Court documents filed before a Lagos State High Court show that the EFCC has slammed 11-count charges against the musician and his cohorts, many of who are still at large.
Most of the charges border on the use of forged or stolen access card to obtain money – offences which are punishable by the Cyber Crimes Prohibition law of Nigeria.