Naira Marley and Sam Larry filled lawsuits against the magistrate, and police, demanding N40m

Nigerian singer, Abdulazeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, and Lagos socialite, Samson Eletu, widely called Sam Larry, have filed a fundamental rights lawsuit against their continued detention over the death of a Nigerian singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly called Mohbad.

The suit they filed before the Federal High Court in Lagos included the police and Adeola Olatunbosun, the Lagos magistrate, who remanded them in police custody for 21 days.


In the suit filed through their lawyer, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN), both demanded N20m each from the defendants for continued detention “at the Homicide Section of the Lagos State Police Command, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State since October 4, 2023,” constituted a violation of their rights and seeking “an order of the court releasing the applicants forthwith.”

The affidavits attached 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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