Movement For Justice Urges Swift Extradition of Naira Marley from the UK Over Mohbad's Death - The Top Society

Movement For Justice Urges Swift Extradition of Naira Marley from the UK Over Mohbad’s Death


A coalition of revolutionary civil society organisations under the umbrella of Movement For Justice (MFJ) has demanded the immediate extradition and arrest of Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, from the United Kingdom over the death of singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.
The demand was expressed in a statement co-signed by the Co-Conveners, Ayo Ademiluyi and Ayoyinka Oni, along with Secretary Fidel Davynovich and Publicity Secretary Francis Nwapa.

“We call for mass actions to take place outside the premises of the Coroner’s Inquest to demand justice for his untimely death,” MFJ stated.

The movement, which endorsed the mass protests and candlelight processions held both nationally and globally in response to Mohbad’s death, urged for continued mass actions until justice is achieved for the late singer.

“We are worried that Mohbad’s persecutors and bullies have links to the Nigerian state going by videos and pictures on social media which show Sam Larry and Naira Marley in the company of the Lagos State Governor, (Babajide) Sanwo-Olu and even President Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” the coalition said.

“While we welcome the arrest of Sam Larry, we unequivocally call for the extradition and arrest of Naira Marley within 48 hours by the Nigeria Police Force, failing which we will be left with no choice than to kickstart marathon nationwide mass actions.”l

The group further noted it lacked confidence in the Nigeria Police to impartially investigate the singer’s death.

“We are also not optimistic that the Nigeria Police can be trusted in investigating Mohbad’s death. In fact, the dispersal of mourners at the Lekki Toll Gate of #JusticeforMohbad by officers of the Nigeria Police is condemnable.”

The coalition expressed believe that the Nigeria Police’s behavior toward peaceful protests remains unchanged since and the initial brutality that sparked the #EndSARS protests.

  1. “We are of the view that the Nigeria Police has not changed its attitude to peaceful protests after the ugly event of the Lekki Massacre of 20th October, 2020 and the brutality that led to the #EndSARS protests in the first place. We hereby give notice that we will take legal action against this unwholesome attack on our fundamental rights.”

MFJ further expressed its intents to commemorate the Lekki Massacre’s anniversary on October 20, 2023, at the Lekki Toll Gate, stating that the coalition is determined to proceed despite any obstacles.

“We also want to place on record that we will mark the Memorial Anniversary of the Lekki Massacre on 20th October, 2023 at the Lekki Toll Gate.”

“We will constitute, after consultations with all stakeholders, an Independent Panel of Inquiry comprising youth organizations, civil society organisations, Nigerian Bar Association, Nigerian Medical Association and other progressive platforms to look into all the issues surrounding his Mohbad death.”
The coalition also stated that while it continues to mourn Mohbad’s death and demand justice for him, it is concerned that many cases of unlawful killings have not been resolved, citing a case Bamise Ayanwola, a young lady who was murdered after boarding the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) co-owned by the Lagos State Government and the Lagos State Bus Transport Company.

“While we are aware that the next adjourned date of the prosecution of the bus driver, Andrew Nice Omikoron is 20th October, 2023, the Nigeria Police has not apprehended other suspects at large till date.”

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