Singer Naira Marley and socialite Sam Larry have laid a fundamental rights suit to challenge their continued custody over the death of Mohbad.
Mohbad, a 27-year-old singer born Ilerioluwa Aloba, died on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 in Lagos State.
The magistrate had on Wednesday, October 4, ordered the arrest of Naira Marley and Sam Larry in police custody for 21 days over Mohbad’s death.
Naira Marley, real name Azeez Fashola and Samson Eletu are each requesting N20m damages from the police and the Lagos magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun, over what they termed as their “continued detention” in police detention.
According to a news outlet, Naira Marley and Sam Larry joined the police and the Lagos magistrate as defendants in the suit filed before the Federal High Court in Lagos.
Both defendants are urging the court to announce that the continued detention “at the Homicide Section of the Lagos State Police Command, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State since October 4, 2023” compounded a violation of their rights.
They disputed that the magistrate ordered their remand for only 21 days and the period had elapsed. They are seeking “an order of the court releasing the applicants forthwith.”