Controversial singer, Abdulazeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley), and Lagos socialite, Samson Eletu (aka Sam Larry), have filed a fundamental rights suit to challenge their continued detention over the death of 27-year-old singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba (aka 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.”
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verydarkmanfanpage: VDM told you all that this case will be like the one of drake and Xxxtentacio, court works with evidences where is Bella to stand as eye witness? Where is lil smart? Where are those pple that says they experience and see different things in the marlians house? Y’all don’t want to come out and stand as eye witness, Where are the videos of Naira Marley beating mohbad? You think court works with sentiments? Dey play! Instead of y’all to look for all this facts, videos and evidences you’re busy crying online.
queen___dino: Honestly, their rights were breached, You don’t detain someone without evidence to please some certain people, Even in court they would win this case.
big_krane_: In all honesty, there are valid concerns about the state of the rule of law in Nigeria, especially when considering the Mohbad case. We all yearn for justice. While the evidence against Naira Marley may not be crystal clear, there is substantial evidence against Sam Larry, and Naira Marley seems to be somewhat implicated due to the incidents at your record label. It’s crucial not to ignore these issues. Whether it’s Primeboy, Sam Larry, Nairamarley, or the individuals in the car and their leader, Wunmi, it’s essential to remember that the consequences of one’s actions will catch up with them, no matter how much they attempt to divert attention. Rest in peace, IMOLE.
poshest_hope: Why do you people want to come out when just!c€€ hasn’t prevailed? I thought seun kuti has f!xedddd Panti toilet to make it worthwhile for you?
woleadebayo: to be fair it’s either you charge dem to court or release them.if you think they are a flight risk seize dem passport and let them know they can’t travel out of the country.keeping them in detention over the stipulated time it’s trampling on dem human right.you cannot detain someone INDEFINITELY.
id_bigname_001: So all the bullying Sam and Marley did to Mohbad is a joke in the court of law this country shall know no peace forever 😢😢