Mohbad: Naira Marley, Sam Larry seek redress in court against magistrate, police, demand N40m

Controversial singer, Abdulazeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley, and Lagos socialite, Samson Eletu, alias Sam Larry, have filed a fundamental rights suit to challenge their continued detention over the death of 27-year-old singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, alias Mohbad.

Joined as defendants in the suit filed before the Federal High Court in Lagos were the police and the Lagos magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun, who ordered their remand in police custody for 21 days.

Naira Marley and Sam Larry are each demanding N20m damages from the defendants.

In the suit filed through their lawyer, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN), they are urging the court to declare that the continued detention “at the Homicide Section of the Lagos State Police Command, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State since October 4, 2023,” constituted a violation of their rights.

They are seeking “an order of the court releasing the applicants forthwith.”

In the affidavits attached to their suits,  deponents said, “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 the 4th day of October 2023,  the Commissioner of Police sought an order in the Magistrates’ Court, held at Yaba to remand them for 30 days.

“Chief Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun granted the police application to remand them for only 21 days in the custody of the police.

“The 21-day remand order granted by Chief Magistrate Olatunbosun has since lapsed on October 26, 2023, and the order has not been renewed.”

(Punch)

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Mohbad: Sam Larry now in our custody – Police

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that Balogun Olamilekan Eletu, aka Sam Larry, is now in custody.

Sam Larry is being probed over the death of Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, wrote on X: “Balogun Olamilekan Eletu aka Sam Larry is now in our custody.

“He is currently assisting with an ongoing investigation.”

This comes after Marlian Record label boss, Naira Marley, claimed he is making arrangements to return to Nigeria to honour police invitation following the ongoing investigation into Mohbad’s death.

Mohbad died under controversial circumstances on September 12, 2023.

In a video that went viral after the singer’s death, Sam Larry could be seen invading the set of a music shoot and threatening Mohbad with armed men.

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