In a statement that has surfaced online, Sam Larry deems himself innocent of the allegations on his alleged involvement in the death of the singer, Mohbad. SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Lagos State police command on his official Twitter page, affirmed that Mr Balogun Olamilekan Eletu aka Sam Larry is in police custody and he is dedicated to assisting in the ongoing investigation regarding the late singer’s death Mohbad.

“Sam Larry was arrested at the airport after he arrived from Kenya. Our officers arrested him at the airport and he was immediately taken to the state police headquarters for questioning.” this was said by a police officer who wished to remain anonymous as he is not authorized to speak on the matter.

The statement that he posted on Snapchat, which has gone viral, Sam Larry claimed to have paid Mohbad N2 million to perform at his mother’s annual remembrance concert, but the late singer failed to show up.

He wrote; “Two year’s ago, I gave Ileri N2 million to perform at my mother’s annual remembrance concert at Ikorodu. The boy never turned up. So I called him to ask why. He then said he was not feeling well. When I asked for a refund, he said he lost his phone and money recently when the NDLEA raided his place and since he was leaving Marlian Records, he is now broke, with no commitment to repay.

“I then left, all for me to later hear that this same boy was having a musical video shoot next door, practically the next street to my house. So I went there to ask for my money again. We had an argument that lasted five minutes. Even one of his friends insisted he was going pay the money. Up till today one kobo they have not paid me. This was early last year. I have since moved on.”

Pleading his innocence, he wrote;

“I have been away since August 20! till now I don’t know anyhing other than what was written in the blogs and press. I don’t even know where he lives, I only know his former label boss and their house. I don’t know any nurse or doctor or hospital, I don’t know anything about his movement, I don’t have that time, I have lost a lot more money than that before, you win some you lose some. That is my story case close. He further said; ” I came here willingly and happily. I know nothing about how the musician died.”

There have been controversies surrounding SP Benjamin Hundeyin’s tweet about Sam Larry, a supposed bully assisting the police in an investigation. The PRO retweeted some tweets explaining what the words ‘assist’ in an investigation mean. The tweet read; “Assist means Sam Larry is cooperating with the NPF in terms of investigating him and others. They’re makin progress with the information they’re getting from him. Probably all the information he is giving them correlates wit what they have & making it easy to apprehend others.”

Another tweet further explained that Larry would be interrogated about the late singer, his affiliations with his former record label, Marlians Music and everything in-between, up to his death.

Autopsy has been done, suspects are being arrested for questioning, the investigation is still ongoing!



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