Nigerian artist Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, has once again addressed the rumors surrounding the death of his former signee, Mohbad.
In a recent statement released on September 26th, 2023, Naira Marley proclaimed his innocence and denied any involvement in Mohbad’s passing.
He clarified that he has been abroad since August 31st, 2023, and has not yet returned to the country.
Naira Marley expressed his intention to seek justice for Mohbad, stating that he is currently arranging his return and that his legal team is already in communication with the police and government agencies.
He wrote; “In the last few days, there has been a lot of onslaught on my person and reputation globally over the death of my former signee. All manner of stories has been woven against me in respect of his untimely death. I have not only been in shock over the death of the deceased whom I considered to be my brother and member of our music family, but over the various lies spread and threats against me.
Before I progress further, let me say that as it is traumatic for a lot of people to bear the reality of lleri’s death, so it is to me. May his gentle soul continue to rest in peace and may God grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Permit me to categorically state that I have no hand in the death of llerioluwa, either directly or indirectly. It is not unusual in the industry, just like in several other industries to have family friction, even amongst blood relatives.
Truly, we had our own share of misunderstandings whilst working together, but the disagreement between us was never to the extent being painted by some hirelings. It never degenerated to the extent of wishing each other death. Even at that, we were resolving our business disputes legally before he had passed.
I have chosen not to say anything since due to being distraught over his death and in order not to jeopardize the investigation being carried out by the government agencies In addition, I have been out of the country since the 31st of August, 2023 and I’m yet to return. In light of the police invitation, I am making arrangements to return to the country to assist the investigation and give my version of the events, I am fully cooperating with the Police team and I certainly have no reason to be a fugitive when I have no hand in his death.
I am certain that the culprit behind his death and has a vendetta against me and are fueling public opinions to have me lynched for reasons known to them. In due time the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s death will be unveiled and the world will know the truth. This kind of scenario of attempting to set someone up is not novel in the industry as other great musicians.
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