Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, is now in the custody of the Nigerian Police Force.
Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos Police spokesperson, who confirmed this on Tuesday night, said Naira Marley was now in their custody for questioning.
Mr Fashola’s invitation relates to the circumstances surrounding the death of his former signee Mohbad.
“Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, has been taken into custody for interrogation and other investigation activities,” Mr Hundeyin said in a tweet late Tuesday.
The singer has also confirmed his return in a tweet, saying he returned to the country to assist the police with their investigation.
“I’d like to share that I’ve just arrived back in Lagos, Nigeria, to assist the authorities with the ongoing investigation,” Naira Marley said.
“It’s important I do my part for Imole. I’ll be meeting with the police with hopes for the truth to be uncovered and for justice to prevail,” he added.
Naira Marley, has recently faced backlash on and off social media after videos of his alleged maltreatment of Mohbad surfaced online, expressed his sadness at the passing of the “Peace” crooner.
He has released two statements denying his involvement in the late singer’s death. In unravelling the cause of Mohbad’s death, the police invited Naira Marley and his ally, Sam Larry, for questioning.
Naira Marley had vowed to honour the police invitation if his safety was guaranteed. He also expressed his interest in helping the police to uncover the truth behind the death of Mohbad.