Marlian Music boss, Afeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, has reacted to multiple allegations fingering him in the death of late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka MohBad, saying they were resolving their issues before the untimely death of his former signee.
MohBad died on Tuesday, September 12, at the age of 27.
The deceased, a former artist under the Marlian Music record label, had, in multiple clips, alleged to have been assaulted by gangs sent by his former boss, Naira Marley, and his associate, Samson Eletu, popularly known as Sam Larry.
Reacting to all the allegations, Naira Marley, in a statement released on his Instagram page on Tuesday, said that although there were issues between them, it never degenerated to the point many insinuated.
“Permit me to categorically state that I have no hand in the death of Ilerioluwa either directly or indirectly. It is not unusual in the industry, like in several industries, to have family friction, even amongst blood relatives.
“Truly, we had our share of misunderstandings whilst working together, but the disagreement between us was never to the extent being painted by some hirelings.
“It never degenerated to the extent of wishing each other death. Even at that, we were resolving our business dispute legally before he passed,” the statement read in part.
Naira Marley also vowed to clear his name and prove his innocence, adding that he is ready to assist the police to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of Mohbad.
“In light of the police invitation, I am making arrangements to return to the country to assist the investigation and give my version of the events. I am fully cooperating with the police team and I certainly have no reason to be a fugitive when l have no hand in his death.
“In due time, the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s death will be unveiled and the world will know the truth. This kind of scenario of attempting to set someone up is not novel in the industry as other great musicians have experienced the same and came out better and stronger. Mine will not be an exception as I am innocent of the accusations,” he added.