Why I Took Boys To Bear Up Mohbad During His Video Shoot – Sam Larry’s Confession in Detention.
Following his return to Nigeria and subsequent detention by the police, Nigerian socialite Sam Larry, whose real name is Balogun Olamilekan Eletu, has provided insight into the reasons behind his alleged mistreatment of the late singer Mohbad. This revelation has unveiled some hidden aspects of the situation.
Mohbad’s death occurred under contentious circumstances on September 12, 2023. The incident that brought Sam Larry into the spotlight involved a viral video in which he appeared to disrupt a music shoot and threaten Mohbad with armed thugs.
This incident prompted widespread calls from Nigerians for Larry’s arrest, leading to his custody by the police. Subsequently, he has broken his silence and presented his perspective in a statement.
In his statement, Sam Larry recounted an encounter from two years ago when he claimed to have generously given N2 million to Mohbad with the expectation that the singer would perform at his mother’s annual remembrance concert in Ikorodu.
However, Mohbad failed to appear, citing illness and an unfortunate run- in with the NDLEA. When Sam Larry requested a refund, Mohbad allegedly explained the loss of both the money and his phone during the raid.
According to Sam Larry, when Mohbad expressed his intention to leave Marlian Records, he disclosed his financial difficulties and made no commitment to repay the debt.
Later on, Sam Larry claimed to have
discovered that Mohhad was shooting
a masic video nearby, alongside Zlatan lbile.
Frustrated, he confronted Mohbad
about the unpaid debt, leading to a
heated argument lasting five minutes.
Despite a friend of Monbad allegedly
promising to repay the money, no
payment has been made to this, dey.
This incident occurred early last year,
and Sam Larry claimed to have
moved on from it.
Sam Larry mentioned that he traveled
to Keiya in search of a new African act to perform at his mother’s concert
He asserted that he is unaware
of developments beyond what the
media has reported.
Larry claimed not to have a hand in Mohbad’s death, that he only knew Mohbad briefly from his former Nairy Marley. He denied hiring any nurse or native doctor or having a hand in Mohbad’s death
Larry emphasized that he voluntarily returned to Nigeria to cooperate with the police investigation and stressed that he had no direct or indirect involvement on the tragic death of Monbad.
His statement reads:
” Two years ago, I gave N2 million Naira to Ileri to perform at my mother’s annual remembrance concert in Ikorodu”
“The boy never turned up, so I called him to ask why, he then said he was not feeling well, and when I asked for a refund, he said he lost his phone and money recently when the NDLEA raided his place.”
“Since he was leaving Marlian Records, he claimed he was now broke.”
I left it at that. Later I heard that this same boy was having a music video shoot next door, practically on the next street to my house. So I went there to ask for my money again .”
“We had an argument that lasted 5 minutes. Even one of this friends insisted he was going to pay the money. Up till today, not one kobo has been repaid, and this incident happened early last year. I have since moved on.”
“I traveled to Kenya to find a new African act that can perfom at my mother’s concert this year. I have been away since August 20th, and till now, I don’t know anything other than what was written on blogs and the press. I don’t even know where heoves “
” I only know his former label boss and their house. I don’t know any nurse, doctor, or hospital. I don’t know anything about his movements, I don’t have that time. I have lost a lot more money than that before; you win some, you loose some “
” That is my story, case closed. I came here willingly and happily. I know nothing about how the musician died. Sam Larry said.
Screet shots of his statement:
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