Naira Marley, Sam Larry spotted for the first time since release from custody
Controversial Nigerian artist, Naira Marley, and his associate, Sam Larry, recently emerged in public for the first time since their release on a ₦20 million bail following a period of remand by the court.
The duo faced legal restrictions in October 2023, preventing them from leaving the country for a duration of 21 days.
A widely circulated TikTok video, shared by Larry, showcased the trio—Larry, Marley, and fellow singer Zinoleesky—strolling through the streets of a residential area.
Their smiling faces were captured by the camera as they were accompanied by a police security detail.
This marked Naira Marley’s initial public appearance subsequent to settling the bail imposed by the magistrate court in early November 2023.
The legal entanglement of Naira Marley originated from the tragic demise of his former protege, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, who passed away on September 12, 2023, at the age of 27.
The posthumous revelation of old videos depicting Mohbad’s mistreatment and bullying by Sam Larry and other Marlian Music label members added fuel to the legal fire.
Among these videos was a distressing plea from the late singer, asserting that if anything were to happen to him, Naira Marley should be held responsible.
The ensuing investigation into Mohbad’s demise prompted the police to summon Naira Marley and Sam Larry, both of whom vehemently maintained their innocence.
During the 21-day remand period, their international passports were confiscated, and they were implicated in the cyberbullying and assault incidents against Mohbad while he was alive.
After securing their release on bail, the duo deliberately stayed out of the public eye.
However, their recent public appearance has reignited public interest in the ongoing legal saga surrounding Naira Marley and Sam Larry.
As the investigations unfold, the controversial figures find themselves at the center of a storm that intertwines the complexities of the music industry with the legal repercussions of alleged misconduct.