Embattled Marlian Records boss Afeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley, has threatened to sue Nigerian record producer, Solomon Oyeniyi, better known as K-Solo, over defamation of character.
This is in light of K-Solo recently alleging on Channels TV’s “Rubbin’ Minds” programme,
that Naira Marley has something to do with his former signee, Mohbad’s death.
K-Solo had during the September 17 interview, said, “Naira Marley is involved in Mohbad’s death. He cannot tell me he is not involved. He has a hand in his death.”
Contending the allegations, the singer’s media team released a statement on October 26, regarding them as significantly damaging the singer’s reputation, as they were made without substantial evidence. It emphasized the need for concrete proof when making allegations against Naira Marley, both online and in law court.
Having countlessly denied any involvement in Mohbad’s tragic demise, Marley asked K-Solo to provide evidence to support his claim.
Also included in the statement as gathered by Beyond Boders, was their intention to take legal action against K-Solo for defamation of character, so as to stop individuals with negative agendas from declaring the singer guilty of an offense he did not commit and tarnishing his image. It reads:
“The legal team representing Naira Marley will be initiating legal action against K-Solo for defamation of character. It is essential to emphasize that making unfounded allegations and false statements can have far-reaching consequences.
“Accusations of this nature not only tarnish the image of the accused but also perpetuate baseless claims that have spread like wildfire because elements like K-Solo and others (especially two known actresses) have spearheaded the campaign of calumny against the person of Naira for reasons best known to them.
“In the past, we kept quiet because we wanted to honour the memory of the dead and honour the relationship with him but we realized many people are setting a negative agenda and spreading a negative narrative against Naira Marley. We will no longer fold our hands and watch people with a negative agenda drag Naira Marley.
“From this moment on, anyone who alleges must present concrete proof not only on the Internet but also in a Court of Law. Every falsehood and rumor will be met with severity and full weight of the law.”