Singer Naira Marley and his associate, Sam Larry, have been granted bail. In a ruling delivered this morning November 6, a Magistrate court sitting in Yaba granted them bail in the sum of N20 million with three responsible sureties.
As part of their bail conditions, the court asked them to surrender their international passports and make weekly appearances at the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID).They are also to provide three sureties in like sum.
The presiding magistrate also warned that any attempts to contact her directly would be recorded and potentially disclosed in open court proceedings.
Recall that following the demise of late singer, Mohbad, Naira Marley and Sam Larry were accused of physically assaulting the singer and had been remanded by the police.Both men were arrested upon their return to Nigeria. A Magistrate Court in Yaba, Lagos State, on October 4, 2023, remanded them in custody over allegations of bullying the late former Marlian Music signee Mohbad.
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.