Naira Marley, the head honcho of Marlian Records, says he will return to Nigeria for questioning if the police can ensure his safety.
Mohbad, a former Marlian Records signee, passed away on September 12 and was buried the following day.
Marley is one of the people suspected in Mohbad’s death.
On Tuesday, the record label’s CEO stated that he will comply with the police request to assist in the continuing investigation into Mohbad’s death. He further stated, “I had nothing to do with Mohbad’s death.”
In a recent interview with Reno Omokri, Marley stated that Mohbad was “in danger from people around me but not from me.”
The head of a record label also voiced fear that the “mob has been poisoned by the media against me.”
Marley has stated that he will only return to the country if the police ensure his safety. He also denied any association with cults.
“There are a lot of angry mob that do not really want my head. I have been poisoned enough by the media so if they can guarantee my safety, I will be there,” he said.
“I personally believe that he was actually stressed as much as he needed help. I believe he had been bullied. There were people on his neck. There were people all over him that were in danger, but he was just not in danger from us.
“If he was in danger from me, if anybody is scared of me, you will see nobody is gonna come out on videos doing all of this. I do not belong to any cult whatsoever. I have not been in Nigeria since like 2019. From England, I do not know what is cultism.
“I have been wandering away. There are so many times in Lagos, I have been getting away from it. I am actually anti-cultist. I am against it. Because of so many times, they have tried to force me into it, but thank God, they have never succeeded in doing it.”
Although they had “disagreements,” the Marlian Records label chief previously stated that “no harm was wished on Mohbad.”
In nationwide rallies, thousands of Nigerians demanded justice for Mohbad.
On September 18, the Lagos Police Department established a 13-member special investigative team to look into Mohbad’s death.
The authorities exhumed Mohbad’s body for an autopsy on September 21 and are awaiting the results.