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Naira Marley taken into police custody over the death of Mohbad



The Lagos State Police Command, on Tuesday night, announced it had taken into custody controversial singer Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley, in connection with the controversial death of his former record label signee, Ilerioluwa Aloba, alias Mohbad.

The Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, said, “Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, has been taken into custody for interrogation and other investigation activities.”

Earlier in a tweet on Tuesday night, Naira Marley announced his arrival in Lagos to assist in the ongoing probe into Mohbad’s death, while noting that he would be meeting with the police.


He said, “I’d like to share that I’ve just arrived back in Lagos, Nigeria to assist the authorities with the ongoing investigation. It’s important I do my part for Imole.

“I’ll be meeting with the police with hopes for the truth to be uncovered and for justice to prevail.”

Read also: Naira Marley returns to Nigeria to assist police in MohBad’s death investigation

The PUNCH reports that MohBad died on September 12 at age 27.


The police had earlier invited Naira Marley and controversial music promoter, Balongun Eletu, aka Sam Larry (now in police custody), for questioning over Mohbad’s demise.

The police, last week, also confirmed that pathologists had concluded the autopsy conducted on Mohbad, while the police await the result.

In an exclusive interview with our correspondent, the police spokesman said, “Autopsy has been concluded. Awaiting results.” This development followed the exhumation of Mohbad by a combined team of the Nigeria Police Force and health officials.

The PUNCH reports that the police had also arrested the nurse who reportedly injected the deceased singer prior to his demise on Tuesday, September 12.


A coroner’s inquest into Mohbad’s death started at the Lagos State Magistrate’s Court in Ikorodu last Friday.

Source: The Punch

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