Naira Marley, Sam Larry file lawsuit against Magistrate, Police; demand 40m in damages

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Naira Marley, Sam Larry file lawsuit against Magistrate, Police; demand 40m in damages

Controversial Nigerian singer, Abdulazeez Fashola better known by his stage name, Naira Marley, and Lagos socialite, Samson Eletu otherwise known as Sam Larry, have filed a lawsuit against the Magistrate and Police over their detention.

Recall that following the demise of late singer, Mohbad, Naira Marley and Sam Larry were accused of physically assaulting the singer and had been remanded by the police.

We have learned that Naira and Sam Larry have both filed a fundamental rights suit over their continued detention.

The suit was filed before the Federal High Court in Lagos and named the police and magistrate as defendants. Note that Lagos magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun had ordered for them to be remanded in custody for 21 days.

Now the two are seeking N20m each as damages.

The lawsuit has gotten many talking with some concurring with them, while others noted how they were being accused of murder hence their detention.

One Real Benny Tee wrote, “They have every right because the law is vague, but they bullied the nigga and kept them in custody for more than 21 days is not constitutional.

One Marsh Already wrote, “What do you think will happen? Holding them without concrete evidence. The court doesn’t see emotions they see proof.

One Orewa Beauty Shop wrote, “It’s actually illegal to detain people without charging them to court for this long. Investigate & take the matter to court & let the court decide if to grant them bail or not. They can actually claim damages for illegal detention.

One Abena Mandy wrote, “They have fundamental human rights. And you can’t accuse them of murder until they are charged. Some of you think in the sight of the law, emotions count, dey play.

One Brain Digital wrote, “This only happens when ur lawyer is misleading you, you guys are being accused of a murder case. You may spend 3 months in police custody till the investigation is through.

One Ayobami Olorunniyi wrote, “Na from prison Dem dey do this one?

One Kadupe Kadupe wrote, “Really when there is evidence of bullying”.

Days back, Shubomi Fashola, the sister of Naira Marley, had lamented the continuous detention of her brother.

Lamenting the continuous detention, Shubomi, claimed that her brother was being detained to “appease” a social media mob.

Recall that a Magistrate Court in Yaba, Lagos State, on October 4, 2023, remanded Naira Marley and Sam Larry, over allegations of bullying the late former Marlian Music signee Mohbad.

Although the Lagos State Police Command had sought a 30-day remand for Naira Marley and the others to complete their ongoing investigation, Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun ruled that a 21-day remand would suffice.

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