Nigerian singer Naira Marley and Lagos socialite Sam Larry have sued the police and magistrate for their claimed involvement in Mohbad’s death.
The musician and his associate filed a basic rights case against their continued detention of the murder of 27-year-old singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, alias Mohbad.
The complaint was filed in the Federal High Court in Lagos, naming as respondents the police and the Lagos magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun, who ordered their remand in police custody for 21 days.
Naira Marley and Sam Larry seek N20,000,000 in damages from the defendants in their lawsuit.
Their lawsuit requests a ruling that their indefinite detention “at the H*micide Section of the Lagos State Police Command, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State, since October 4, 2023” is unjustified and violates their constitutional rights. They are looking for “an order of the court releasing the applicants forthwith.
In the affidavits attached to their suits, deponents said in part, “Their travails started between October 3 and 4, 2023, when they were arrested by the police on the alleged connection of the applicants with the death of one Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad. On October 4, 2023, the Commissioner of Police sought an order in the Magistrates’ Court, held at Yaba, to remand them for 30 days.”
Naira Marley says he will be assisting the police
Royalng previously reported that Naira Marley informed the public and the Lagos state police of his return.
During a chat with former presidential adviser Reno Omokri, the singer stated his readiness to return to Nigeria and address concerns if his safety was secured. Naira Marley confirmed that he was willing to cooperate with the authorities.
Singer Phlames tags Naira Marley’s record label as evil
Meanwhile, Royalng reported that singer Phlames had tagged Marlian Records as an evil label and called for their license to be revoked. Phlames shared during the interview that he wasn’t sure of the type of agreement Mohbad had with Naira, but it would most certainly be one where the young singer would be assured of his music getting promoted and help make him a star.
However, Phlames noted that he wasn’t sure if the deal was fair to Mohbad, which could be why he had to leave the label.