Nigerian rapper Ruggedman was allegedly set upon by some hoodlums who tried to beat him while he was in London.
The rapper released footage showing the attack, but the video was very dark and it was difficult to verify anything.
According to the rapper, he was attacked because of his stance against cyber crime otherwise known as ‘yahoo yahoo’
The rapper said in his Instagram post: “Being attacked by 4 misguided boys will not deter me from fighting for the youths, even though they blindly fight me. #shoutout #londonmetpolic@london_police_department for prompt action.
“The restaurant owner was just asking if everyone had paid for their food ??”
There have been speculation that the people who attacked Ruggedman are fans of Naira Marley whom many believed was reported by the rapper to EFCC, a claim that the rapper has since denied.
Following the incident, he released a video on Instagram where he said he was safe and thanked all those who called him and asked about his wellbeing.
The reaction to the incident has been mixed with some Nigerians doubtful about the veracity of Ruggedman’s claims and others still criticizing Naira Marley and his fans.
One follower said on Twitter: “I just believe we need to stop over exaggerating this Naira Marley and Ruggedman issue, I watch both videos, the fight and Ruggedman appreciation to his fan. Their is absolutely nothing that proves that it’s was Naira fans that attack Ruggedman . This is just not necessary !!”
Another Twitter user said that the advocate was just using the event to promote his show: “So Ruggedman decided to release a video that we cannot see and said it’s NairaMarley fans, nawa o, dem attack you and you pass your phone to person make e dy record
“Ruggedman cun enter instagram looking too fresh and started promoting his show… this guy na scam i swear”
You can check out other responses below.
So Ruggedman decided to release a video that we cannot see and said it’s NairaMarley fans, nawa o, dem attack you and you pass your phone to person make e dy record????. Ruggedman cun enter instagram looking too fresh and started promoting his show… this guy na scam i swear pic.twitter.com/PVaSPlf8W9
— Tunechi (@Tunechi08_) June 15, 2019
If truly those that attacked Ruggedman are Naira Marley fans, may that fraudulent guy rot in prison. I trust the UK police, they will do the needful. Come and attack me too. Eyin oloriburuku
— ALHAJI TeaJAY???? #cfc# ? ??♂️ (@teejaybaba) June 15, 2019
Ruggedman rescued by London police when Naira Marley followers attacked him at a restaurant for openly condemning Internet fraud in Nigeria
Naira Marley is still wanted by Lewisham Police, United Kingdom.
I hope those thugs are arrested before dawn ??? pic.twitter.com/ZIkvA883ON
— Flakky Flakky. (@adisa_flakky) June 15, 2019
RuggedMan pays boys to 'beat' him up and put it up on social media..
He gets free publicity, pity and Naira Marley is seen as the bad guy??
— ×?? FlaiRR ??× (@Flair_Amalii) June 15, 2019
We’ll keep you posted as more updates emerge about this fascinating case.