Renowned music artiste Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, and Lagos socialite Sam Larry have been released from detention by the Lagos State Police Command. Benjamin Hundeyin, the Public Relations Officer for the state’s police, confirmed this release in a statement shared via X on Friday.
“Naira Marley and Sammy Larry, having met their bail conditions, have been released,” Hundeyin stated.
This release comes after both individuals successfully fulfilled the conditions set for their bail. The magistrate had granted bail to Naira Marley and Sam Larry on Monday, November 6, setting the bail amount at N20 million with three responsible sureties.
As outlined in the bail conditions, the defendants were required to surrender their passports and make weekly appearances at the State Criminal Investigation Department. Compliance with these conditions paved the way for their release from police custody.
The legal saga began on October 6 when Naira Marley, Sam Larry, and two others were arraigned, subsequently being remanded over their alleged involvement in the circumstances surrounding the death of musician Ilerioluwa Aloba, widely known as Mohbad. The 27-year-old artist passed away under unclear circumstances on Thursday, September 12, leading to a coroner’s inquest launched by the Lagos State Government.