Police authorities in Lagos State have taken Afrobeats star Naira Marley into custody.
“Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley has been taken into custody for interrogation and other investigation activities,” Lagos police command spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin said Tuesday night.
Naira Marley is expected to assist the police in their investigation into the demise of his former signee Ilerioluwa Aloba better known as MohBad.
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.
— nairamarley (@officialnairam1) October 3, 2023
While the singer has been accused of having a hand in Mohbad’s death, he vowed to clear his name and had before the police’s statement confirmed his arrival in Nigeria to help the probe into his former signee’s demise.
Tuesday’s move is the latest development following Mohbad’s death. He died in questionable circumstances with claims that he was abused before his passage.
Since his demise, Nigerians have demanded an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. There were protests in several parts of Nigeria as young people poured into the streets to register their grievances over the singer’s death.
Despite being buried rather earlier, less than 48 hours after death, his remains would later be exhumed for autopsy, though the results are still being expected.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has also asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to join the probe, promising to ensure justice was served.