The Lagos State Police released Azeez Fashola (known as Naira Marley) and Samson Balogun (Sam Larry) from custody on Friday after they fulfilled the conditions for their bail.
The pair had been held by the police in connection with the mysterious death of rapper Ilerioluwa Aloba (Mohbad) in October.
Police spokesperson SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed their release in a statement issued on Friday in Ikeja.
Naira Marley, Sam Larry, and two others were brought before a Yaba Magistrate’s Court on Oct. 6 regarding their alleged involvement in Mohbad’s death and were kept in police custody.
They were granted bail on Nov. 6, set at N20 million with three responsible sureties of similar sums. The magistrate, Mr Adeola Olatunbosun, mandated the defendants to surrender their passports and report weekly to the State’s Criminal Investigation Department at Panti, Yaba.
“Naira Marley and Sammy Larry have been released from custody after meeting their bail conditions,” Hundeyin confirmed.
Mohbad, born in Lagos on Jan. 3, 1996, died under mysterious circumstances on Sept. 12, 2023, and was buried the following day. His death led to nationwide protests, prompting the Lagos State government to order a coroner’s inquest with the exhumation of his body.
Mohbad reportedly sustained injuries during a concert in Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Sept. 10, which was linked to his demise.
The police interrogated several individuals, including Mohbad’s family members, friends, wife, manager, and his childhood friend Ibrahim Owodunni (Primeboy).
Naira Marley and Sam Larry were detained over allegations of bullying the rapper and their purported involvement in Mohbad’s death.