Fact Check On Trending Photo Of Naira Marley’s Arrest In UK Over Mohbad’s Death
Sodiq Lawal A photograph showing moment Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley was arrested by the UK police has gone viral on social media. The picture on a X (Twitter) social media platform with “@PO_GrassRootM” as profile name of the account was posted to falsely claimed that Naira Marley has been arrested…”
The picture on a X (Twitter) social media platform with “@PO_GrassRootM” as profile name of the account was posted to falsely claimed that Naira Marley has been arrested on Saturday.
The picture which went viral on different social media platforms including Facebook, WhatsApp, X and TikTok is with the titled “Have they arrested him in UK?”
Verdict And Verification
OSUN DEFENDER authoritatively confirmed that Naira Marley was never arrested recently in UK.
It was gathered that the viral picture was part of the pictures of the arrest of Naira Marley when he was in UK some years ago.
Naira Marley and Controversy Sorrounding Mohbad’s Death
Naira Marley, has been under fire since the death of his ex-signee, Mohbad.
The unexpected passing of Mohbad, amid contentious circumstances, has profoundly shaken the Nigerian music scene.
As inquiries into the cause and specifics continue, a number of individuals are channeling their sorrow and frustration at other industry personalities, with Naira Marley facing significant backlash.
Nonetheless, various speculations have arisen regarding the lifestyle of the ‘Tejumose’ hit maker during his time in the UK.
Sharing throwback videos of the singer, it was reported that Naira Marley was arrested more than 120 times in UK in some years ago.
The singer has continued to loss followers on Instagram. His decline began as a result of the allegations against him, linking him and his associate, Sammy Larry, to the sudden death of his former signee Mohbad. It was alleged that they launched a series of emotional and physical attacks on the late singer after he left the Marlians record label.
When Mohbad passed away on September 12, 2023, Marley had about 7.5 million devoted Instagram followers, however, the numbers started to decline after more reports arose, alleging that he contributed to the late singer’s death. As it stands, he currently has 6.9 million followers on the platform.
The general decision to boycott the singer, his music and his record label stemmed from the agitations of Mohbad’s grieving fans. They have not hesitated to express their disdain towards Marley in the comment section of his posts. They have since clamoured for justice for the singer on social media and in person during peaceful protests.
However, Marley spoke up in a press release from his label, stressing that he loved Mohbad like a brother and never harmed him. He also clamoured for justice for his former signee and then changed his display picture on the platform to that of Mohbads. Unfortunately for him, many were not swayed by his statement and called for his arrest and interrogation, as well as his counterpart Larry.
The Nigerian police force has since officially launched an investigation into Mohbad’s sudden death, and autopsy has been conducted but the result is yet to be out to determine the cause of his death.