Singer Azeez Fashola, widely known as Naira Marley, and his associate, Samson Eletu, aka Sam Larry, have taken legal action by filing a fundamental rights suit in response to their extended detention regarding the passing of singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, alias Mohbad.
In a bold move, Naira Marley and Sam Larry are individually demanding N20 million in damages from both the police and Lagos Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun, contesting what they view as their unjust and prolonged confinement in police custody.
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The lawsuit, which names the police and the Lagos magistrate as defendants, was submitted to the Federal High Court in Lagos.
Previously, the magistrate had ordered the detention of Naira Marley and Sam Larry in police custody for 21 days concerning the death of 27-year-old Mohbad, who passed away in September.
However, their legal counsel, Olalekan Ojo (SAN), shared with Arabella Star Magazine that both defendants are urging the court to declare their ongoing detention at the Homicide Section of the Lagos State Police Command in Yaba as a rights violation, considering that the 21-day period set by the magistrate has elapsed.
They are seeking “an order from the court for their immediate release.”