The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has arrested Balogun Olamilekan Eletu, also known as Sam Larry amidst ongoing investigation into the mysterious death of the popular Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, known as Mohbad
The NPF made the announcement via a tweet at the late hours of Thursday: “Update From Lagos State Police Command: Balogun Olamilekan Eletu aka Sam Larry is now in our custody. He is currently assisting with the ongoing investigation.’”
DAILY GIST reports that Mohbad died on September 12, 2023, at the age of 27. His death had sparked outrage from the public with many calling for investigation into the cause of his death.
The late singer’s former record label, Azeez Fashola, popularly known Naira Marley, and socialite, Samlarry, are suspected to be instrumental to his death. Both have, however, denied involvement.
Recall that the Lagos Police Command disclosed that an autopsy had been completed on Mohbad’s remains, with the results still pending.
The autopsy, performed after the singer’s body was exhumed, aimed to shed light on the cause of his sudden demise.
Following Mohbad’s death, protests erupted among youths in Ogun, Ekiti, and Ondo states, who voiced their suspicions that there might be more to the story than initially met the eye.
They called for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the musician’s passing.
In response to mounting pressure and concerns, the Lagos State Judiciary announced plans to initiate a coroner’s inquest into Mohbad’s death, scheduled to commence on September 29, 2023.
The inquiry, led by Magistrate T. A. Shotobi, will be conducted at the Candide-Johnson Courthouse in Ita-Elewa, Ikorodu, Lagos.
Justice Mojisola Dada, the Chief Coroner of Lagos State, issued the directive for the inquest in response to a request made by Femi Falana (SAN), a prominent rights activist and owner of Falana and Falana Chambers
In a video obtained by DAILY GIST which has gone viral, Sam Larry can be seen being escorted by the police to ensure his safety, preventing him from being attacked by a crowd of enraged fans and concerned citizens who have been demanding answers and justice for Mohbad.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE