After weeks in detention, controversial Nigerian singer Naira Marley and his aide, Sam Larry, have obtained bail. Their release, however, came with certain conditions, notably the necessity of presenting three sureties each, each providing a substantial sum of N20 million.
Moreover, as part of their bail conditions, Naira Marley and Sam Larry are mandated to surrender their international passports. They are also required to make weekly appearances at the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
In addition, the Magistrate issued a stern warning against any direct communication, cautioning that all attempts to contact her would be meticulously documented and possibly disclosed during open court proceedings.
Recall that following the demise of late singer, Mohbad, Naira and Sam Larry were accused of physically assaulting the singer and had been remanded by the police.
Last week, Naira Marley and Sam Larry filed a lawsuit against the Magistrate and Police over their continuous detention.
The suit was filed before the Federal High Court in Lagos and named the police and magistrate as defendants, and 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.
This came after a Magistrate Court in Yaba, Lagos State, on October 4, 2023, remanded Naira 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.