Mohbad: Naira Marley Demands N500m from Iyabo Ojo for ‘Defamation’

Nigerian artist Naira Marley has demanded an apology from Iyabo Ojo for alleged slander.

Mohbad, a former label signee of Bob Marley’s, died on September 12 under unknown circumstances.

His death sparked outrage on social media, with colleagues and admirers alike pleading for justice.

Ojo accused Marley of having a hand in Mohbad’s death.

She further claimed that during visits to his home, the musician “spiked my children’s food and drinks with drugs.”

Marley and his associate, Sam Larry, were arrested in October but released on bond in November after more than five weeks in custody.

Marley called Ojo’s remark “false and damaging” in a letter sent through his lawyers on Tuesday.

He also directed that the actress give a public apology and retraction on her Instagram page and in a national newspaper within seven days.

“It is our instruction that sometimes in September, 2023, you maliciously and falsely published of and concerning our client on your official Instagram handle “iyaboojofespris”,” the letter reads in part.

“Your publication of the above words on the Internet which is readily accessible to users of the system constituted a serious libel and has caused our client colossal damage to his reputation.

“Our client requires you within seven days after the receipt or delivery of this letter an unequivocal retraction.

“The public apology is to be published on your official Instagram handle “@iyaboojofespris” and also on one national daily.”

The lawyers added that failure to comply may result in legal action seeking N500 million in damages.

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