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ALI Band Drummer's Arrest Was For Alleged Bank Refund Scam

posted on by Alex Mateo
Kahadio allegedly received cash from ATMs from victims as part of scam

Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department arrested Kahadio (real name Kadio Shirai), the drummer of the band ALI, on April 4 on alleged special fraud charges. According to investigators, Kahadio received cash from ATMs as part of a scam operation.

In recent years, Japanese police have been investigating a rash of "refund scams." In these scams, suspects pose as officials and promise government refunds to unsuspecting victims if they withdraw cash from ATMs, or provide their ATM cards to the suspects.

The band was slated to perform the opening theme song "TEENAGE CITY RIOT" for The World Ends with You the Animation (Subarashiki Kono Sekai The Animation), the anime of Square Enix's The World Ends with You (Subarashiki Kono Sekai) action role-playing game. Following Kahadio's arrest, the anime is changing its opening theme song.

The funk/hip-hop group ALI previously performed the theme songs for the BEASTARS, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Noblesse anime. The band made their major debut in 2019 with the single "Wild Side," the opening theme song for the first season of BEASTARS.

Thanks to poisondusk for the news tip

Source: NTV News 24


This article has a follow-up: Police Arrest ALI Band Drummer Again for Separate Fraud Case (2021-04-23 14:00)
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