Naira Marley and Sam Larry sue the Magistrate and the Police, seeking N40 million in compensation
Naira Marley and Sam Larry, a Lagos socialite, have sued the police and a magistrate in connection with Mohbad’s death.
The artist and his closest buddy have filed a fundamental rights case to challenge their continued detention in connection with the killing of 27-year-old singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, alias Mohbad.
In the lawsuit filed before the Federal High Court in Lagos, the police and the Lagos magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun, who ordered their confinement in police custody for 21 days, were joined as defendants.
Naira Marley and Sam Larry have filed a N20 million lawsuit against the defendants.
In their case, they want that the court rule that their continued confinement “at the Homicide Section of the Lagos State Police Command, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State, since October 4, 2023” is a breach of their rights.
They want “an order of the court releasing the applicants forthwith.”
Deponents said in their affidavits related to their cases,
“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”.