“The Attack Was Staged” Nigerians React To Ruggedman’s Alleged London Attack

Nigerians are reacting to the alleged attack on rapper Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, popularly known as Ruggedman by suspected fan of singer Naira Marley whose real name is Azeez Fashola.

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While some sympathize wit him for the attacked, others have mocked him; another set however are still doubting the veracity of the attack, suspecting it was staged.

Naira Marley and Ruggedman have a long standing feud from a heated exchange online when the latter expressed his contempt for internet fraud, of which the former understood to be targeted at him, having gone public to defend the scheme known to Nigerians as “Yahoo Yahoo”

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The feud was worsened after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrested Marley on allegations of Advanced Fee Fraud and there was a widespread belief, fueled by journalist kemi olunloyo, that Ruggedman had a hand in the arrest – an allegation the rapper had since refuted.

Marley spent over a month in the custody of the anti graft agency and while he sought to bail himself, his fans had started threatening attack on Ruggedman whom they believe had petitioned the EFCC  over Marley suspected involvement in internet fraud.

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Just as the “Am i a yahoo boy” crooner was released on Friday after perfecting his bail conditions, four Londoners, suspected to be his fans unleashed attack on Ruggedman in an African Restaurant in the British capital.

Rugged man who had traveled to London to host an Afrobeat show announced the attack personally on his Instagram page.

Reacting, some Nigerians have come in his defence, saying he didn’t deserver the treatment for speaking up while others have continued to criticize and mock him.

Some, however are still scrutinizing the incident, with suspicions of a possible publicity stunt to promote his London show.

Find some reactions below.