- Singer, Naira Marley and his associate, Sam Larry have been released from Police custody.
- The duo were freed on Friday evening, November 11 after being granted N20M bail.
- Sam Larry and Naira Marley were arrested over their alleged involvement in Mohbad's death.
Embattled singer, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, and his close associate, Samson Erinfolami Balogun, also known as Sam Larry, have been released by the Lagos State Police Command after fulfilling their bail conditions.
The release occurred on the evening of Friday, November 17. This followed a Magistrate's Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos State, granting them bail on Monday, November 6, 2023.
The court had set their bail at N20 million, each with three responsible sureties.
This legal development stems from their arrest and subsequent arraignment over their alleged involvement in the death of Naira Marley's former signee, Mohbad, who passed away on September 12.
Upon the November 6 ruling, Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun directed the defendants to submit their passports and mandated them to report weekly to the State Criminal Investigation Department at Panti.
The release of Naira Marley and Sam Larry subsequently triggered reactions from online users.
One @iam_gazani wrote: “These men don't have a hand in Mohbads death.”
_peaceful_baddie wrote: “At this point this country is truly a anarchy country smh ????♀️ not even surprised.”
soloblinkz wrote: “Nothing like JUSTICE in this country. Nobody should even bother to defend this country self.”
sarauniyaaffordablewears wrote: “Just like that? How I wish the d*ad can actually f*ght for themselves. Modbad would have w*pe them with oraimo cord right now.”
korede_lagos wrote: “This is not justice yet. Common Nigerians don't enjoy this kind of leniency and judicial soft-landing that bail guarantees. If we must build a country that works for all, all men must be treated equally. It seems there's no iota of hope to get justice in this country, so long the accused is connected to the political drivers of the nation.”