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Mohbad: Court grants Naira Marley, Sam Larry N20m bail



A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos State, on Monday, granted singer, Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, and Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu, known as Sam Larry, bail in the sum of N20m with three responsible duties.

Naira Marley, Sam Larry and two others were on October 6 arraigned and remanded over their alleged involvement in circumstances surrounding the death of a musician, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.

The magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun, told the defendants to submit their passports and ordered that they are to report weekly to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti.

“As part of the bail conditions, the defendants are to surrender their passports and make weekly appearances at the State Criminal Investigation Department,” Olatunbosun ruled.

She also warned that no one should contact her directly on the case.

“Any attempts to contact me directly would be recorded and potentially disclosed in open court proceedings,” she added.

Meanwhile, Naira Marley and Sam Larry had earlier filed a N40 million breach of fundamental human rights suit before a Lagos High Court, Igbosere.

Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN), who filed the suit on behalf of his clients, is suing the Nigeria Police for breach of his clients’  right to personal liberty.

Joined as respondents in the suit are: Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Waheed Ayilara, Deputy Commissioner of Police Homicide Section Panti, and the Chief Magistrate Court One Yaba.

Ojo argued that the detention of his clients from October 4, on the orders of the Magistrates’ court had since expired on Oct.26.

He is therefore, seeking an order of the court, releasing the applicants forthwith.

Besides, counsel is claiming the sum of N40 million against the respondents, for breach of the applicants right to personal liberty.

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