Shubomi Fashola, the sister of the controversial Nigerian rapper Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, has spoken out about her distress over the extended detention of her brother. This issue has captured public attention due to its association with allegations of bullying, particularly involving the late former Marlian Music signee, Mohbad.
Recapping the recent events, on October 4, 2023, a magistrate court in Yaba, Lagos State, issued a remand order for Naira Marley and the well-known socialite Balogun Eletu, also recognized as Sam Larry, following allegations of bullying concerning Mohbad. The Lagos State Police Command had originally requested a 30-day remand to facilitate their ongoing investigation, but Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun ruled in favor of a 21-day remand.
Shubomi Fashola, understandably distressed by the situation, has expressed her concern over her brother’s prolonged detention. She has emphasized that keeping him in custody for nearly 30 days without formal charges, concrete evidence, or substantial witnesses represents a violation of his fundamental human rights. In her view, the extended detention may be a result of appeasing the demands of a vocal online community.
Taking to her Instagram story, Shubomi has passionately conveyed her plea for justice and transparency in this case. She has firmly insisted that if there exists credible evidence against Naira Marley for any of the allegations he faces, he should be formally charged. On the other hand, if the investigation does not substantiate these claims, she calls for his immediate release. In her view, the delay in resolving this case is causing needless suffering to her brother and their family.
Shubomi Fashola further emphasizes that the central objective should be the pursuit of truth and the fair dispensation of justice for all parties involved. She has questioned the reasons behind the prolonged investigation and detention, underscoring that the situation has already led to the tragic loss of one individual. Shubomi firmly asserts that hasty judgments without substantial evidence do not contribute to a just resolution and she urges authorities to expedite the process.
Concluding her heartfelt message, Shubomi extends her thoughts and empathy to anyone who might find themselves falsely accused of serious misconduct. She underscores the importance of faith in the legal system and, in these trying times, emphasizes trust in the guidance of a higher power.