The Lagos State Magistrate’s Court has set the bail for Nigerian singer Naira Marley and socialite Sam Larry at a hefty N20 million.
The decision comes amidst the swirling allegations tied to the unfortunate demise of fellow musician Mohbad.
The Bail Conditions
The court’s conditions for bail are stringent, reflecting the gravity of the case:
- Bail Amount: N20 million for each defendant.
- Passport Surrender: Defendants must submit their international passports.
- Weekly Check-ins: Mandatory appearances at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti.
Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun emphasized the importance of adhering to these conditions and issued a stern warning against any direct contact regarding the case.
Background of the Case
The incident that led to the court proceedings involves the death of Ilerioluwa Aloba, known in the music industry as Mohbad. Naira Marley, Sam Larry, and two others were implicated in the events surrounding Mohbad’s death, leading to their arraignment on October 6.
The Court’s Stance
Magistrate Olatunbosun’s ruling was clear-cut:
“As part of the bail conditions, the defendants are to surrender their passports and make weekly appearances at the State Criminal Investigation Department.”
The magistrate also took a firm stand on maintaining the integrity of the judicial process:
“Any attempts to contact me directly would be recorded and potentially disclosed in open court proceedings.”
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