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Celebrities, Fans Begin Protest To Demand Justice For Mohbad’s Death (+photos)

Hundreds of young people gathered for a peaceful demonstration in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, demanding justice for the mysterious death of Nigerian singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, known popularly as Mohbad.

Dressed uniformly in black T-shirts, the youth initiated their rally from the Panseke area, proceeding through Oke-Ilewo and other key locations in the capital.

They carried placards with various inscriptions, including “Justice for Mohbad” and “Government Must Apprehend Naira Marley and Sam Larry,” among other messages.

Mohbad, a former artist signed under Marlian Records, owned by Azeez Faashola, better known as Naira Marley, tragically passed away at the age of 27 on September 12, 2023.

The cause of his death remains shrouded in controversy, with several names being linked to the incident.

Among those implicated are his former record label leader, Afeez Fashola (Naira Marley), and music promoter Samson Balogun, widely known as Sam Larry. In the midst of escalating tensions, both Naira Marley and Sam Larry fled the country.

To investigate the death of the 27-year-old singer, the Lagos State Police Command established a special 13-member investigation team.

During the protest, demonstrators insisted that the Nigerian Police must hold Naira Marley and Sam Larry accountable.

They also called for the questioning of other individuals mentioned in connection with the singer’s death.

One of the protesters, Ayo Micheal, expressed, “We are in agony! Mohbad’s death must not be in vain. We demand that the government apprehend Naira Marley and Sam Larry, wherever they may be hiding.”

Mustura Abiola added, “That young man had a promising future, but Naira Marley is alleged to have taken it away from him. No one can deny that. Sam Larry and all those associated with Marlian Records must be arrested. Justice must be served for Mohbad. He suffered, and he died in that suffering.”

The youth further challenged Naira Marley and Sam Larry to come out of hiding and face the Nigerian youth.
Simultaneously, a poster promoting a protest in Akure was discovered on Instagram, and this demonstration took place at the Paneke Skating Ground.

Also in Lagos, another protest led by celebrities is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at Elegushi Beach, Victoria Island.

Taking the helm of the Lagos protest, Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo announced that her NGO, Pinkies Foundation, would deliver a letter to the state government in preparation for the rally on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

In an Instagram live session, she extended an invitation to celebrities from across the nation to participate in the protest.

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