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Police Detain Naira Marley Over Mohbad’s Demise

Nigerian singer Azeez Fashola, well known as Naira Marley has been taken into custody of the Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday night for interrogation concerning the controversial death of his former record label signee, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.

Confirming this development was the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin who said, “Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, has been taken into custody for interrogation and other investigation activities,” The Punch reports.

After agreeing to meet with the police earlier in a tweet on Tuesday night, Naira Marley came and announced his arrival in Lagos to assist in the ongoing probe into the death of MohBad who died at the age of 27 on September 12, 2023.

In the words of Naira Marley, “I’d like to share that I’ve just arrived back in Lagos, Nigeria to assist the authorities with the ongoing investigation. It’s important I do my part for Imole.

“I’ll be meeting with the police with hopes for the truth to be uncovered and for justice to prevail.”

Before the arrival of Naira Marley into the country, there were series of protests in some parts of the country by fans of the Mohbad, seeking that justice take its cause concerning the death of the late artiste.

Meanwhile, the police had earlier invited controversial music promoter, Balogun Eletu, well known as Sam Larry (now in police custody), for questioning over Mohbad’s death.

The investigation which started earlier also prompted an autopsy to be carried out as the police, last week, also confirmed that pathologists had concluded the autopsy conducted on Mohbad, while the police await the result.

The investigation also involved the arrest of the nurse who reportedly injected the deceased singer prior to his demise on Tuesday, September 12 while the inquest into Mohbad’s death started at the Lagos State Magistrate’s Court in Ikorodu last Friday.


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