Naira Marley and Sam Larry sue magistrate, police, demand N40m
Singer Naira Marley and socialite Sam Larry have filed a fundamental rights suit to challenge their continued detention over the d£ath of Mohbad.
Mohbad, a 27-year-old singer born Ilerioluwa Aloba, di£d on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 in Lagos State.
The magistrate had on Wednesday, October 4, ordered the remand of Naira Marley and Sam Larry in police custody for 21 days over Mohbad’s d£ath.
Naira Marley, real name Azeez Fashola and Samson Eletu are each demanding N20m dam@ges from the police and the Lagos magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun, over what they termed as their “continued detention” in police custody.
According to Channel Television, 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 declare that the continued detention “at the Hom+cide Section of the Lagos State Police Command, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State since October 4, 2023” constituted a viol@tion of their rights.
They argued 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.”