June 15, 2024

Naira Marley, Sam Larry Sue Nigerian Police, Magistrate



By JP Ashedzi


Naira Marley and Sam Larry are suing the Nigerian police and the magistrate N20 million in damages over continued detention.


This is as a result of the controversy surrounding the death of the late singer and former signee of the Marlian Record, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba aka MohBad.


The embattled musician and his ally, who has been linked to the death of the 27-year-old singer, have launched a basic rights complaint to challenge their continuing incarceration.


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


In their action, they want the court to declare that their continuous incarceration “at the Homicide Section of the Lagos State Police Command, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State, since October 4, 2023” constitutes a violation of their rights.


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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