The Nigeria Police Force has announced a significant development in their investigation into the tragic death of the fast-rising music sensation, Mohbad.
In a statement released late Thursday night, law enforcement officials confirmed that they now have Sam Larry, the prominent music promoter, in their custody. Sam Larry has emerged as a key figure in the ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s untimely demise.
The statement issued by the police read: “Balogun Olamilekan Eletu, aka Sam Larry, is now in our custody. He is currently assisting with the ongoing investigation.”
Update From Lagos State Police Command:
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) September 28, 2023
The investigation into Mohbad’s death took a dramatic turn when a video clip went viral, depicting Sam Larry invading the set of a music shoot and menacing Mohbad with armed individuals. This shocking video raised numerous questions about the events leading up to the young artist’s tragic passing.
In another twist to the story, Naira Marley, the boss of Marlian Records and a close associate of both Sam Larry has announced his intention to return to Nigeria to cooperate with the police’s inquiry. Naira Marley, whose real name is Azeez Fashola, has been cited as a person of interest in the ongoing investigation.
Mohbad, whose real name was Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, was just 27 years old at the time of his untimely death on September 12. He was laid to rest the following day in a ceremony that was marked by grief and sorrow.
The circumstances surrounding his passing have fueled intense speculation and public outcry, prompting thousands of Nigerians to demand justice for the talented young artist. Nationwide protests have erupted, with demonstrators demanding a thorough and transparent investigation into the events leading to Mohbad’s tragic end.
As the investigation unfolds and more details emerge, LatestNaija.news will continue to provide updates on this developing story.
The Nigerian music industry and the entire nation await answers to the questions surrounding the loss of a promising talent in the entertainment world.