The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that Nigerian singer Naira Marley, whose real name is Azeez Fashola, is currently in custody as investigations into the death of Mohbad continue. This information was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, on X on Tuesday night. In a statement, Mr. Hundeyin mentioned that Naira Marley has been taken into custody for questioning and other investigative activities. This development comes shortly after the arrest of Sam Larry, an associate of Naira Marley. However, Naira Marley posted on X stating that he has recently returned to Lagos to cooperate with the authorities in their ongoing investigation.
He expressed the importance of playing his part for Imole and his intention to meet with the police in hopes of uncovering the truth and achieving justice. Despite accusations of bullying and ordering the harassment of the late singer, Naira Marley maintains his innocence. Mohbad, whose full name is Ilerioluwa Imole Aloba and was previously signed to Naira Marley’s record label, passed away at the age of 27 under unclear circumstances on September 12th. Before his death, Mohbad had made a strong statement holding Naira Marley responsible if anything were to happen to him. Tragically, Mohbad’s death occurred amidst controversies surrounding bullying, alleged assault, and threats from Naira Marley and his associate, Sam Larry.