Controversial Nigerian musician Naira Marley has officially acknowledged his arrest by the Nigerian police force through a statement posted on his verified social media account. Naira Marley took to his official “X” profile, previously known as Twitter, to share the news while disabling public comments on his post. His message read,
“I wish to inform you that I have just returned to Lagos, Nigeria, to cooperate with the authorities in their ongoing investigation. It is imperative that I play my role for the sake of justice. I will be meeting with the police, hoping that the truth will come to light and justice will prevail.”
I’d like to share that I’ve just arrived back in Lagos, Nigeria to assist the authorities with the ongoing investigation. It’s important I do my part for Imole. I’ll be meeting with the police with hopes for the truth to be uncovered and for justice to prevail.
— nairamarley (@officialnairam1) October 3, 2023
We previously reported on his arrival and subsequent arrest by the police, a disclosure made by Lagos police spokesperson Benjamin Hundeyin on his own Twitter account. These recent developments are expected to significantly contribute to the investigative process as Nigerians anxiously anticipate the revelation of the truth surrounding the circumstances leading to the tragic loss of his former signee, Mohbad.
Naira Marley had earlier requested assurances for his safety from the Nigerian police, a plea that garnered attention on various social media platforms. Additionally, prominent social influencer Sam Larry has also been implicated in the controversy regarding Mohbad’s demise.
Both Naira Marley and Sam Larry have vehemently denied any involvement in the incident. As we await further updates, we hope for a thorough and impartial investigation in the days ahead.