Naira Marley Faces Lagos Police Questioning in Mohbad Inquiry
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News - October 4, 2023

Naira Marley Faces Lagos Police Questioning in Mohbad Inquiry

The Lagos State Police recently revealed that controversial singer Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, is in their custody concerning the death of his former record label signee, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad.

This was contained in a tweet by the Lagos Police PRO, Benjamin Hundeyin.

Marley’s questioning comes a few days after he returned to Nigeria to assist in the ongoing investigation into the musician’s death. 

In a tweet, Marley said it was “important to do my part for Imole” and would meet with the police to “uncover the truth and ensure justice prevails.”

The police had invited Marley and controversial music promoter Balongun Eletu, aka Sam Larry, for questioning.

Naira Marley denies having anything to do with Mohbad’s death

In a recent interview with Reno Omokri, on Instagram, Marley explained that Mohbad had been having suicidal thoughts.

He also shared a recorded video of his final discussion with the late Mohbad, in which the singer revealed his struggle with suicidal thoughts.

In the video, Mohbad was heard discussing his struggles with depression as Naira Marley cautioned him against trying to harm himself.

Naira Marley further revealed that he tried to get professional psychiatric help for MohBad and offered to pay for scans.

What you need to know

Mohbad died at the age of 27 on the 12th of September 2023. Reports say Mohbad died before he was brought to Perez Medcare Hospital.

The hospital explained that contrary to online reports, the singer did not pass away in its facility.

In a statement, the hospital refuted reports that the singer had been admitted.

Last week, the police confirmed that pathologists had completed the autopsy on Mohbad’s body and were awaiting the results. The autopsy was conducted after police and health officials exhumed his body.

The police have also arrested the nurse who reportedly injected Mohbad before his death.

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