Naira Marley and Lagos socialite Sam Larry, have taken legal action against their extended detention by the police.
They were arrested in connection with the tragic death of singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, known as Mohbad, in August, and have now filed a fundamental rights suit before the Federal High Court in Lagos.
In this suit, the Police and Chief Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun, who ordered their remand for 21 days, are listed as defendants. Naira Marley and Sam Larry are each seeking ₦20 million in damages from the defendants.
Their lawyer, Olalekan Ojo (SAN), filed the suit, urging the court to declare their continued detention at the Homicide Section of the Lagos State Police Command a violation of their rights.
The affidavits attached to their suits detail the events leading to their arrest, indicating that they were taken into police custody in connection with the death of Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad.
On October 4, 2023, Chief Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun granted the police application to remand them for 21 days in police custody.
The 21-day remand order granted by Chief Magistrate Olatunbosun lapsed on October 26, 2023, and has not been renewed.