In a shocking turn of events, the Lagos State Police have confirmed the detainment of popular Nigerian musician, Naira Marley, as part of an ongoing investigation into the untimely demise of rising star Mohbad.
Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, professionally known as Mohbad, tragically passed away on September 12th, leaving the Nigerian music industry and his fans in deep mourning. He was laid to rest on the following day, but the circumstances surrounding his death have ignited a whirlwind of controversy on social media platforms.
Many music enthusiasts have pointed accusatory fingers at Naira Marley, whose real name is Azeez Fashola. This controversy stems from allegations made by Mohbad himself in October 2022, claiming that he had been assaulted by Naira Marley, who also happens to be the head honcho of Marlian Records, Mohbad’s former music label. In a troubling post, Mohbad even requested his fans to hold Naira Marley accountable if any harm befell him.
Since Mohbad’s untimely demise, a groundswell of Nigerians has mobilized to call for the banishment of Marlian Records, believing that justice must be served for the fallen singer. Nationwide protests have taken place, demanding transparency and accountability in the investigation.
On September 18th, in response to mounting public pressure, the Lagos State Police established a 13-member special investigation team dedicated to unraveling the mystery surrounding Mohbad’s death. This team was tasked with unearthing the truth and bringing any responsible parties to justice.
In a recent statement delivered via X, formerly Twitter, Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police, confirmed Naira Marley’s detainment, stating, “Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley has been taken into custody for interrogation and other investigation activities.”
— SP Benjamin Hundeyin (@BenHundeyin) October 3, 2023
The move to detain Naira Marley underscores the seriousness of the investigation and aims to provide clarity regarding the events leading up to Mohbad’s tragic passing. Nigerians, both within and outside the music industry, are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the investigation as they continue to seek justice for the late Mohbad.