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Naira Marley, Sam Larry sue magistrate, police, demand N40m

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Naira Marley and Sam Larry Seek Legal Redress for Detention

 

Controversial musician, Abdulazeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, and Lagos socialite, Samson Eletu, also known as Sam Larry, have filed a fundamental rights suit to challenge their continued detention in connection with the passing of 27-year-old singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad.

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The suit, filed before the Federal High Court in Lagos, names the police and Lagos Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun, who ordered their 21-day remand in police custody, as defendants.

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Both Naira Marley and Sam Larry are each seeking N20 million in damages.

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Their legal representative, Mr. Olalekan Ojo (SAN), has urged the court to declare that their continued detention at the Homicide Section of the Lagos State Police Command, Panti, Yaba, since October 4, 2023, constitutes a violation of their rights.

They are also seeking an order for their immediate release.

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According to the affidavits submitted with their suits, the artists’ legal troubles began between October 3 and 4, 2023, when they were apprehended by the police in connection with the passing of Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad.

On October 4, 2023, the Commissioner of Police sought an order in the Magistrates’ Court at Yaba to remand them for 30 days. Chief Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun granted the police’s application for a 21-day remand in police custody.

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The 21-day remand order, which was granted by Chief Magistrate Olatunbosun, expired on October 26, 2023, and has not been renewed.

The legal action taken by Naira Marley and Sam Larry highlights their determination to challenge their continued detention and seek legal recourse in the matter.

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