Popular Nigerian Hip-hop Singer, Abdulazeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley, and Lagos based socialite, Samson Eletu, popularly known as Sam Larry, have been granted bail by a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos State.
However, to process their release, they must provide three sureties with N20 million.
All Nigeria Latest News reported that the magistrate had ordered the remand of Naira Marley and Sam Larry in police custody for 21 days over the death of popular 27-year-old singer Mohbad who died earlier in September.
Adeola Olatunbosun, the magistrate, instructed the accused individuals to surrender their passports and mandated them to check in weekly at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Panti.
All Nigeria Latest News reported that the magistrate in her ruling stated: “As part of the bail conditions, the defendants are to surrender their passports and make weekly appearances at the State Criminal Investigation Department.”
Naira Marley and Sam Larry had filed a fundamental rights suit to challenge their continued detention over the death of Mohbad.
Joined as defendants in the suit filed before the Federal High Court in Lagos were the police and the Lagos magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun, who ordered their remand in police custody for 21 days.
Both of them each demanded N20m damages from the defendants.
In the suit filed through their lawyer, Olalekan Ojo (SAN), they are urging the court to declare that the continued detention “at the Homicide Section of the Lagos State Police Command, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State since October 4, 2023,” constituted a violation of their rights.