Naira Marley and Sam Larry have filed a fundamental rights suit challenging what they described as their “continued detention” in police custody over the death of Mohbad.


Born Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, Mohbad passed away on September 12. He was laid to rest the following day.

The circumstances surrounding his death have continued to stir up controversies on social media.

Several suspects — including Feyisola Ogedengbe, Marley, Larry and Primeboy — are currently in police custody with respect to the investigation into Mohbad’s death.


On October 4, the Lagos police requested that Marley and Larry be remanded for 30 days pending the completion of their investigation.

But in her judgment, Adeola Olatunbosun, the chief magistrate, held that the suspects be remanded for only 21 days.

However, the remand order expired on October 26.


The continued detention, according to Olalekan Ojo, the applicants’ lawyer, is a violation of their fundamental rights.

The police and Olatunbosun were named as defendants in the lawsuit filed before the federal high court in Lagos.

Marley and Larry are each demanding N20m damages from the defendants.

They are also seeking “an order of the court releasing the applicants forthwith”.


“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,” the deponents stated in the affidavits attached to their claims.

“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.”


On September 21, the body of the 27-year-old music star was exhumed by a combined team involving the police in Lagos and health officials for autopsy.

The autopsy was carried out that same day after which the police announced that they were awaiting the results.

The police named Ogedengbe, the auxiliary nurse who injected Mohbad, as “the prime suspect” in the singer’s death.


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