Singer Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, and one of his allies, Samson Eletu, also known as Sam Larry, have filed a fundamental rights suit challenging their "continued detention" in connection with the death of singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, alias Mohbad.
The two are also seeking N20 million each in damages from the police and Lagos magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun for their "continued detention" in police custody.
In the suit filed before the Federal High Court in Lagos, Naira Marley and Sam Larry joined the police and the Lagos magistrate as defendants.
A magistrate had ruled that Naira Marley and Sam Larry would be detained by the police for 21 days in connection with the death of Mohbad, a 27-year-old who passed away earlier in September.
But according to Channels Television, Olalekan Ojo (SAN), the attorneys for Naira Marley and Sam Larry, both defendants are appealing with the court to rule that their ongoing detention "at the Homicide Section of the Lagos State Police Command, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State since October 4, 2023" violated their rights.
They contended that the magistrate's order of remand, which was only for 21 days, had passed. "An order of the court releasing the applicants forthwith" is what they are requesting.